Planting Winter Rye "Helpful Tips"

By Chase Dubs

Does the idea of planting winter rye grass sounds great to you? Grass such as this is planted during early fall to give ground cover meant for winter. It really grows in the hotter days of winter, when daylight brings temperatures to higher than freezing, regardless of if snow were to cover the soil. Winter rye doesn't need plenty of water. The perfect time to plant grass like rye is during early fall, preferably between mid September through late October. If you choose to over-seed, meaning plant over old grass patches, be totally certain you cut the existing grass extremely short so that the seeds can settle down thru the soil of your present lawn. You may also plant it on cleared soil.

Planting winter rye grass needs adequate care. Once the seeds are distributed either manually or just throwing handfuls through your lawn, you can water it regularly. Within one week you will see the start of a flexible green lawn. Rye grass should remain green and abundant until the temperatures reach 90 degrees, which usually happens during May.

When deciding to plant winter rye grass, you have to determine the best planting time acceptable for your own climate. This will depend upon the date on which you traditionally have your first freeze. Winter rye grows well in soil types that are well drained.

Your rye seeds can be planted by broadcasting. The amount of seed required would be about two pounds of rye seeds for each 1,000 square foot of lawn. When planting winter rye, measure your garden's size and work out the quantity of seed needed. You may want to rake the turf again to be certain that the seeds are similarly distributed.

Immediately after planting winter rye, water it. Ensure the grass is wet, although not over-watered. You'll have fun watching the seeds grow into a lovely grass of winter rye.

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