Sowing Rye

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ssouth, Dec 13, 2000.

  1. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I have a customer who would like to have a 4 acre lot sowed in winter rye. The purpose is to green it up because it's for sale. Is it to late to sow any annual rye? I don't plan on any aeration. This property is a commercial site. Location N. Alabama. Local temperatures between 20-60 F.
    any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
  2. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 155

    You may have some luck with winter rye,, i've planted it as late as Dec. 30 ..i'm in central Ga.
    Rem it still needs water to germ.
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I think we'll have enough warm days left to germinate the seed. I put some out last Friday.

  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    Without disturbing the ground a little
    I think your seed will rot.just mine TMcountry
  5. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I think it will germinate if you scalp the yard as short as you can and collect the clippings this will allow the seed to make contact with the soil for better germination and fertilize

    A CUT ABOVE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I use winter rye even into february in my hydro seeding business. No problem with germination, even when spraying over existing turf. I am in Southeast Georgia.

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