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21" Stripes on Rye

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by dwc, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Looks awesome! Thats not a bad idea either, I kinda like to piss off my neighbors lol jk. But I do love my yard to be green

    P.S. I'm pretty sure I spy a Crown Vic Police Interceptor a few drives down.
     
  2. T.Brandon

    T.Brandon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    So summer you do bermuda and winter do rye, and scalp at 1'' then seed?
     
  3. A-Land

    A-Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 856

    Lol at least you have it down. A winter around here wouldn't lend itself to green grass, I didn't know you had such fair weather where you were.
     
  4. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Yeah that's a detective that lives down the street.

    Right before the Bermuda shuts down in the fall I scalp it down to about 1" then spread seed and starter fert. In the spring when Bermuda starts taking off good I scalp the rye down to about 1" and that along with high temps usually kills it out. Then I have green Bermuda all summer until I repeat the process in the fall.
     
  5. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    For around here is grows all winter, but very slow for what I have seen. Now that spring is here it is realy taking off.
     
  6. tlc23

    tlc23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Do you bag the clippings then just spread the seed and fert on the ground? Do you do anything else?
     
  7. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    yes I bag the clippings with my Walker then spread seed and fert and water water water. Some people use a slit seeder machine but I don't have one.
     
  8. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    DWC im in tulsa here. Just wondering if you have seen any buffalograss around where you are at?
     
  9. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I am in southwest OK and I have seen a little bit of buffalo grass but not much. What I have seen is pretty thin and doesn't look too nice.
     
  10. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Just thought I would update this thread with a pic of my overseeded rye for this year. I did a little different this year and so far I am pleased with it. I used a perennial ryegrass blend and used a slit seeder to seed it with. I seem to have much better germination than normal, even though we are in a pretty good dry spell and have been for a while.

    This pic is from a couple weeks ago after the FIRST mowing, so the color is not as dark green as it will be when the grass matures a little. I'll post another pic next time I mow to show the progress. It was mowed with my Walker 48"GHS.

    stripes walker.jpg
     

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