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Lesco's Annual Rye

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by clallen03, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Can anyone give me their opinions this product?

    Last year I overseeded with another product and it was horrible. The seeds germinated very well and the lawn was full and looked nice. When it came to mowing these lawn everything went down hill. The mower tires slide around the lawn on every turn (Zs and walkbehinds). The grass stained the driveways and sidewalks. It thinned out as the season progressed. It was just the worse.

    This year I want to go with a better quality product and just wanted your opinions on Lesco's brand.

  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Thats what rye will do when its too wet.................
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Sorry..lesco's stuff has always been at the top...if not the best ruf type available in my region
  4. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

  5. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Can anyone tell me if it is the dark green blades or the very light green blades?

    I perfer to have the darker green blades that look like the transition blend fescue that Lesco carries.
  6. cross1933

    cross1933 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    What about (from Lesco),
    Great Lakes Premium Seed Mix
    19.83% Shamrock Kentucky Bluegrass
    19.80% Blue Sapphire Bluegrass
    19.66% lakeshore Kentucky Bluegrass
    19.63% Evening Shade Perennial Ryegrass
    19.36% Prosport Perennial Ryegrass

    I am considering replanting my backyard with this the first week of September.
  7. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    This lawn is a bermuda lawn that Im going to overseed for the cool season. I dont want anything in the turf that I have to fight with in the spring and summer to get rid of.

    Im looking for a quality annual grass seed to look nice during the cool season.
  8. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 943

    Rye Grass is Rye grass, just different names....Rye grass needs to be cut during the driest point of the day to avoid all what you described....Cutting Rye Grass in the morning, or after a rain is crazy.....With no rain this year, I am not overseeding any lawns this fall. I just have a strange feeling that weeds are going to be horrible this fall and springs and plus I and not going to feel like have to work around waiting on lawns to dry so they can be cut. Also, I think these High temps and dry weather are going to last through Oct, and for a really nice Rye lawn, you need to start seeding around mid Sept and I just dont think the weather is going to work with us this year. Yeah, irrigation systems do help, but thats all....We need lots of rain for a very pretty Rye lawn. JMO

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