Overseeding Bermuda with annual Rye

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by dwc, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    I was just wondering if any of you have some tips on when I should mow after overseeding with rye on bermuda? I took the bermuda down to under the canopy and seeded and fertilized. The bermuda has pretty well stopped growing right now since a couple freezes and scalping it down some. I also did this last year but with perennial rye and then the weather warmed back up and I had to mow really soon after seeding and it killed out a lot of the seed that was sprouting.
    How tall do you let rye get before mowing?

    Also, is fescue about the same? I overseeded some shady areas to try to form a mix of fescue and bermuda in some areas also.

    We don't have too much cool season grass here so let me know what is best!
  2. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    We usually mow three weeks after seeding the rye is usually 2"-2-1/2" tall and we take it down to 1-1/2" don't know about fescue.

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