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Winter rye over bermuda

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bull, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 308

    Does anyone have any luck getting a stand of winter rye in a bermuda yard? The bermuda always seems to dense for me to have any luck. If it works for you let me know the process. Thanks
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Out here no problem. Raise cutting height about 2 weeks prior then drop all the way down to get mostly stems left behind, allows mre seed to contact ground. Spread seed water like mad until about 3.5 to 4 inch, cut then fertilize. Keep plenty of water on it for hot spells.
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Be sure to use a perennial Rye. Avoid the annual Rye like the plague. If will stay wet, grows very tall, and will smother out the warm season grass underneath.

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