SEEDLAND®   
"Growing a Beautiful tomorrow!
®:"
Search our store for products:
  Ryegrasses.com - Quality Ryegrass Seed from Seedland.com!

Planting Ryegrass Seed - Site Preparation

Seedland.com - The lawn & garden specialists!

Ryegrasses.com - An Informational Site From Seedland.com

Varieties | Adaptation | Usage | Preparation | Seeding | Maintenance
Diseases | Fertilizers | Mowing | Pasture | Pests | Weeds | Water | Home

Rye GrassNormally ryegrass seed germinates better when covered thinly by soil, Ryegrass seeds are often broadcast and watered regularly to achieve germination without being planted in soil.

The nature of the seed allows germination with less soil contact than many other grasses. Never the less, soil contact is still required to achieve best germination of this grass

BUY RYEGRASS SEED ONLINE FROM SEEDLAND

Preparing to Plant Ryegrass

All preparations for planting any seed or placement of sod should begin with a soil test. The best seed no matter what the cost cannot perform without the nutrients needed. Applying amendments after the planting is not nearly as good as application and mixing into the soil the first time around when planting complete new seedbeds for lawns or pastures. Next mow existing plant life as low as possible or burn off.

Till or harrow the soil evenly, adding amendments needed evenly across the soil using a spreader. Lightly till or harrow again to mix thoroughly, sow and pack seed the same day if possible to keep the soil  as moist as possible. Ryegrass will quickly germinate in any damp soil.

Rye Grass overseeding processes are different. If ryegrass is to be planted on existing stands of lawns, pastures, and athletic fields; pre-existing grass density sometimes will determine the amount of seed sown. Dense, thick covers will get less soil contact than thinner stands. Watering immediately beforehand helps earlier establishment.

Bermuda grass and any thick creeping grass may require scarification of the soil to get  better seed to soil contact and when possible use a no-till drill to seed directly into the existing stand. This is the best way to overseed larger pastures of really thick sods. Scarification or aeration of the lawn / soil area will increase the number of seeds germinating. Even a steel tooth raking of the planted area can increase seed to soil contact. Broadcasting on thinner grasses is quite easy; apply soil amendments, water beforehand, water afterward until stand is established and evenly spread with a hand spreader to avoid a clumpy, weedy look.

Lower maintenance rye grass lawns and pastures are simply broadcast for easy low cost coverage. But always keep in mind that soil contact is required for your Ryegrass seed to germinate at it's optimum level. Higher maintenance areas usually get the full treatment preparation.

Although ryegrass is sown for many short term reasons, Don't just throw it everywhere. You probably don't want flower gardens, shrubbery or paving areas planted in ryegrass that would have to be weeded by hand. Plan ahead and enjoy later.

Lawns: Choices | States | Diseases | Fertilizers | Irrigation | Mowing | Pests | Weeds

 Ryegrasses.com    Growing a beautiful tomorrow!®
Search Seedland.com:

Seedland seeds --- Growing a beautiful tomorrow!

© 1999-2014 Seedland®, Inc. - All rights reserved.

 We accept Visa We accept MasterCard We accept Discover CardWe accept American Express

USA Sales | Worldwide Sales | About us | Contact Seedland | Questions
Guarantees | Seed tests | Quality Issues | Advertising | Exports | Commercial
Wholesale | Payment FAQ's | Privacy & Security | Accounting Questions

Lawns: Choices | States | Diseases | Fertilizers | Irrigation | Mowing | Pests | Weeds

HAVE LAWN QUESTIONS YOU NEED ANSWERED?
VISIT Turfhelp.com


Buy
Ryegrass Seed Online Now
At Seedland.com

SHOP ONLINE
FOR

Wildlife Food Plot Seeds
Deer Food Plot Seeds

Shop for
WILDFLOWERS

Shop For Wildflower Seed

Pasture &
Farm Seed

Shop For Farm & Pasture Seed

BUY #1 RATED
Princess 77
BERMUDA LAWN
HYBRID SEED

Shop For Bermuda Grass Seed

FERTILIZER
SPREADERS
& Seeders

ORDER YOUR
LAWN SEEDS
ONLINE
GRASS SEEDS

ORDER ONLINE
100's of Grass
Seed Varieties

USA STATES
LAWN
SPECIES GUIDE

Alabama
Alaska

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
D.C.
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mass.
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming