The Pennington Annual Ryegrass is a one of a kind grass for an immediate establishment of temporary lawn. It is perfect for momentary, seasonal lawn and it features rapid seed fertilization and grass establishment. It is perfect for overseeding warm season grasses like Zoysia, Bermuda and others. Utilize in full sun to lightly shades spaces. Annual Ryegrass offers a great maintenance for long years of green lawn.
Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 4–6 inches. Conduct a soil test to be sure your soil has the proper nutrients it needs for a healthy lawn. Apply fertilizer and lime at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply lime and a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages. Work lime and fertilizer evenly into the soil, then rake the soil surface smooth to give the seed an ideal bed in which to establish healthy roots. Sow the grass seed by evenly spreading according to the recommended seeding rates. Rake, harrow or otherwise work the seed into the soil ¼” to ½” deep. Keep the area well-watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.
Overseeding or Reseeding
Before overseeding, it is important to prepare the soil. Conduct a soil test to be sure your lawn has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed. Mow or clip the existing grass as closely as possible. Remove clippings and rake, harrow lightly or aerate the soil where there is existing lawn. This will allow the new seed to make contact with the soil. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the lawn moist until seedlings are established, then water as needed.
Rid your lawn of undesirable grasses following the steps below so that you can establish a desirable lawn:
During any growing season, spray the established undesirable turf with a nonselective herbicide labeled for lawn use. Follow the directions on the label.
After the lawn turns brown, continue with your seeding program as outlined above. Be sure to start with a soil test or a complete lawn fertilizer.
Improving Bare Spots
Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seedbed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed.
I put Centipede seen down as well hoping this would protect the seed until it germinates in the Spring/Summer. It grew in 4-5 days, I was amazed and am amazed. I used Milorganite as my fertilizer along with Black Cow Manure to spread over the seed to protect.
Is this Pennington Annual Ryegrass Grass Seed new seed or a previous years seed?
Is date on bag?
Most grass seeds are new each year because suppliers want the product to sell out of the stock and not have to retest the seed. However, grass seed labels are required to include certain information, including the Lot Number, the test date, and the sell by dates. The Sell By Dates will actually vary from state to state. Our current stock of Pennington Annual Ryegrass Grass Seed is from this year and has a Test Date of 3/2017 with a sell by date of 3/18 for AZ.