Quick question regarding cutting new grass.

sunbum(Z7 Atl GA)August 28, 2011

Had to do some clearing around the house a few weeks ago. This necessitated planting new grass in some areas two weeks ago.

I probably did this all wrong, but here goes;

I put out half annual rye grass seed and half shade tolerant fescue (Rebels) seed. Really probably more like 75% and 75%.

Anyway the Rye grass started to take real well after only 4-5 days and now has come in over most of the area (about 10,000 square feet). I know that the fescue will take longer to germinate.

The Rye is now about 3, 4 or even 5" in height across most of the area. But I'm sure the fescue is just starting to sprout.

Do I need to cut it now (the Rye) or just let it be and let the fescue come in?


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You mow as soon as it need mowed. The taller the Rye gets, the more nutrients, water and sunlight it robs from the Fescue seedlings which have not germinated yet.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:54PM
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