Your Lawn Will Begin to go from Brown
to Green in just a Week with Oregon-Grown Ryegrass
Oregon-Grown Ryegrass is the environmentally sound choice for
a handsome home lawn all winter long. Home lawns created
with Oregon-grown Ryegrass have many benefits beyond
traditional good looks.
A healthy lawn reduces the need for
pesticides to control weeds and other
unwanted vegetation. When overseeding your existing lawn with
Oregon-grown Annual Ryegrass it takes surprisingly little water for
seed germination and maintenance of your lawn during the
In addition lawns can help cool the
environment. On a hot day, the surface of a lawn can hover
around 75° Fahrenheit, while a sidewalk or street can
be well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, a healthy lawn
50' x 50' produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
Four Steps To A Lush
Green Winter Ryegrass Lawn
Mow your lawn at the lowest possible
setting and remove clippings. Rake lawn with metal-tine
rake to remove debris which may have collected at the base
of grass plants so that the Ryegrass will be in contact
with the soil.
Apply (according to instructions on
the bag) a balanced fertilizer. "Slow-release" fertilizers
are best because they release nutrients gradually as the
new grass plants need them but fertilizers recommended by
your seed dealer will be satisfactory.
Sow Oregon-grown Ryegrass at the rate
of 5-15 pounds per 1,000 ft. Heavier seeding rates produce
a thicker, greener lawn. Seed is best sown with a drop
spreader - which can be purchased or rented - but
successful applications may be made with hand-cranked
whirlwind spreaders. If a mechanical spreader is not
available, seed may be sown by hand. To assure that seeds
make contact with the ground, rake the lawn lightly with
the back of a rake after the seed has been sown.