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dealing with rye grass! help

Posted by newbie21 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 20:55

We finished our build last summer. Not the time to sew fescue. So i put out some rye grass to keep the yard from washing away. I thought it was annual. It came up great, we had a tremendous amount of rain and it died. I then covered the yard with hay (not straw) to prevent erosion. Near the the end of September, the yard was prepped and hyrdoseeded with a fescue blend. We had some rye come up but I didn't think it was any big deal. However, this spring I have TONS of rye grass in what would be an otherwise beautiful yard.It is growing 2 feet a day. I'm not sure where it came from....Is there anything I can do??

This post was edited by newbie21 on Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 21:33


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RE: dealing with rye grass! help

Can you post a few pics? What color is the base?


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RE: dealing with rye grass! help

I'm in the same boat as you. I planted rye in September. It came up and did its job through the winter. Now I'm trying to get a real yard established and the rye is growing like crazy still. It is loving the fertilizer I put down for the seeds and all of this rain. I can't get anything to germinate with it. I've had fescue seeded for two weeks with no germination. I'm not real sure what to do now. Maybe someone can help us.


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RE: dealing with rye grass! help

I'm no expert but could it be seeds from the hay you laid down and not rye? I put straw in my garden for mulch one year and had a mess after it grew from seed and went crazy. If it is rye, it should die off when the weather gets hot.


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