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Question about Winter Rye in Texas

hoskm01

LawnSite Fanatic
Setting the mower lower (depending on how much lower) is scalping. There are different ways of doing it, depends on your grass condition. We Scalp here, 2-3 cuts usually, gradually getting lower down to the lowest mower setting. Cuts out the thatch, shocks the bermuda into dormancy, and gets your rye seed down to the soil. Prepare to haul some grass though, lots of it.
 

PurpHaze

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Visalia, CA
Most of the guys here will scalp (lower mower setting a couple of times depending on thickness) then throw a mix of amendment/fertilizer and seed onto the areas. Rye will germinate fairly quickly.
 
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