New Home Need help

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by pitchkey, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. pitchkey

    pitchkey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I just moved in to my new home. There is not any grass. I plan to seed it with an annual ryegrass and then in the spring sod it with St. Augustine. I was told that the ryegrass will grow quickly, help prevent erosion from heavy rains, stop all the dust, and will serve as a nice organic base for the st. ausgustine to use when I sod. What type of ryegrass should I use and how much. Any tips on how to plant, watering rates, and fertilizers so that I get a nice thick turf. I have one acre. Any help will be appreciated.

  2. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245


    Your post hit a forum that is not very widely used. That's why you didn't get a lot of response. The folks on this site are always helpful.

    You want to use only annual ryegrass seed. Any local supplier will have it.

    Planting the sod on top of it late enough in the spring that it is constantly over 85 degrees will work. If you want to plant sod ab it earlier, you might want to hasten the demise of the ryegrass with round up a couple of weeks before.

    Good luck.

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