Green Manure/Cover Crop

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by sparking, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. sparking

    sparking LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi There!

    I have an area that I am in the EARLY stages of landscaping (no plan yet). :)Since winter is almost on us and I ran out of time, I need to throw some seed on it for erosion control.
    Thought I can also control weeds some, add nutrients and make it alittle more attractive w/ a green manure such as winter wheat, buckwheat or similiar. Any suggestions?

    This is at a rental so I would like it to look somewhat attractive. I heard winter wheat can be mowed and look as attractive as grass, but that is the reason I have been using round-up and tilling this area-I have too much to mow.

  2. sparking

    sparking LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Sorry, didn't give enough details in my original post. Also, I refreshed my memory and see buckwheat is a summer crop.

    The area is 12,000 sq ft on loam/sandy soil w/ a slight slope. Looks like winter wheat or winter rye may be the two most commom choices.

    Thanks Again,
  3. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I'm not sure this is the right forum to get all the attention you might want on this question. What is your ultimate goal for a lawn? What are you going to use it for? How much traffic will it get? What are you prepared to do to care for it?

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