General Perennial Ryegrass Characteristics
Uses: lawns, athletic fields, golf course, all general use. Excellent when used in mixes. Ideal in sun and tolerates partial shade.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., glossy underside, red base at crown
Identification: A fast growing bunch type grass that spreads by tillers (stems). Leaves
are dark green and glossy on the underside, tapered, pointed with a folded vernation (stem). Varieties available both as annuals, intermediates and perennials.
7-9 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.
Winter Overseed Rates
Golf Greens: 30 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.
Golf Fairways and Tees: 450-700 lbs/acre
Sports Fields and Golf Roughs: 250-450 lbs/acre
Germinates and establishes very quickly. Non spreader, fills by tillers. Popular over-seeder because of quick germ.
Germination: 7-10 days under ideal conditions
First mowing: 14 days after emergence
First limited use: 21 days
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