Annual Rye Grass Seeds

Annual Rye Grass Seed

Annual Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum) is an easy to grow and attractive grass that adds nitrogen to your soil. Use for quick erosion control or as a cover-crop. Annual.

Advantages
Soil Enhancer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size12-48" tall
Bloom TimeEarly summer
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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. It prefers moist soil and blooms May to June. It may reseed itself in some areas.

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Associated SKUsHC016028
HC012376 (5 Pounds)
HC012377 (25 Pounds)
HC012378 (50 Pounds)
Botanical Name
Lolium multiflorum
Common Name
Annual Rye Grass Seed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Bloom Time
Early summer
Mature Height
12-48" tall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Item Unit Of Measure
50 Pounds
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Grass Type
Cool Season
Seeds Per Pound
217000
Seed Coverage
5 lbs covers 27,225 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 3 acres
50 lbs covers 6.25 acres
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Non-GMO
Yes
Advantages
Soil Enhancer
Ships As
Seed
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

View Complete Grass Seed Planting Guide and Soil Preparation Guide

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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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