Overseeding St. Aug/Cent. w/RYE?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RonB, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 429

    Most on my clients have either/or a mix of both. Does anyone have something similiar down south, that overseed with annual rye for the winter?

    How do you prep, plant, fert, cut, ect ..?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,311

    St Augustine is stripped down to ground just like bermuda then broadcast the rye in and water for 1 week (three times a day). It is really hard to get it down but if you want a nice stand of rye that is the only sure way. You leave the runners...don't take it all the way to ground.
  3. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    overseeding centipede is a NO-NO.
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,216

    Right nmurph--Don't do it on either one--Centipede nor St. Augustine.

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