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Annual Rye or Perennial rye??!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TXNSLighting, Oct 1, 2007.


Which do you prefer

Poll closed Oct 21, 2007.
  1. Annual rye

    3 vote(s)
  2. Perennial rye

    9 vote(s)
  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    which do you guys prefer?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    Only homeowers use annual and I think they don't know the difference. The annual just grows to fast in spring and I don't like the light yellow color. We have some areas under trees that keeps the rye on it all year long. But we have to water it a lot and those days just came to an end today.....only can water twice a week from now on.
  3. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    Depends on the application. For a winter green overseed I use annual rye.
  4. Ngog_Nrythrng

    Ngog_Nrythrng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Perennial. Just make sure to cut it down when the other grass (usually St Augustine or Bermuda in Austin Texas area) starts to come back (~4/15, tax day here, same as fertilize) or you can stunt/suppress the growth.

    I have seen shaggy annual rye shade out the base lawn and leave a bare mess come July.

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