Annual Rye Grass Seeds
Annual Rye Grass
Annual Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum) is a wonderful and easy-to-grow grass that is great perfect for quick erosion control or to add nitrogen to your garden naturally. This annual grass is perfect for planting in between perennial grass plugs to have a full-looking lawn while your plugs are spreading and establishing. It will also cut down on weeding while the plugs establish. Since it is an annual, there is no risk of the grasses competing for space. It prefers moist soil and blooms May to June. It may reseed itself in some areas.
HAS6U05 (5 Pounds)
HAS6U25 (25 Pounds)
HAS6U50 (50 Pounds)
|Common Name||Annual Rye Grass|
|Botanical Name||Lolium multiflorum|
|Seed Life Cycle||Annuals|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||12-48" tall|
|Bloom Time||Early summer|
|Grass Type||Cool Season|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Coverage||5 lbs covers 27,225 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 3 acres
50 lbs covers 6.25 acres
|Seeds Per Pound||217,000|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Advantages||Easy to grow, Good for Erosion Control, Soil Enhancer, Grow in the Lawn|
|Additional Information||Provides quick protection against soil, wind, and water erosion.|
|Storable||Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions
1. Preparing the area for planting. We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump-free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add Plant Success Granular Mycorrhizal Root Inoculant to improve seed germination.
2. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended rate. Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed:Blue Grama Grass Hachita: seed 4 lbs covers 1000 square feet
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 1000 square feet; 10 lbs covers 2000 square feet
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 500 square feet,10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.
To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking north to south and 1/2 of the seed walking east to west.
3. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth. We recommend using Yum Yum mix to amend your soil.
4. Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum depth of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, clean wheat or barley straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.
5. Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.
6. Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.
7. After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.
Remember: It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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