overseeding rye grass

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by westTNlawncare, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. westTNlawncare

    westTNlawncare LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 9

    my dad wants to overseed rye grass here in southern west tennessee and i was wondering what would be the best way to go about? he has already put out 100 pounds which very few seeds germinated(considering we havent had any rain since september)
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,574

    In our area we start by cutting the grass down to the ground and taking all debris off. We then spread the rye with a starter fertilize. Next we water 3 times a day and in 7 days it will sprout. On the other hand I can't imagine doing rye if there is no irrigation.

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