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Anonymous on
March 22, 2013

Q. Growing Grass Indoors

I bought an indoor dog container so the dog can go potty on it. I know they use rye grass and mulch. What kind of rye grass and mulch would mix together so it will grow and survive dog or cat urine inside?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
March 24, 2013
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This link might help answer questions: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf-good-questions-20-43604

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 30, 2013

Q. Planting and Growing Rye Grass

What is the best time to plant Rye grass (annual) on sandy soil, and how do you maintain it?

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Nikki on
September 4, 2013
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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 29, 2013

Q. Rye Grass – Florida

I have bare spots in my lawn that I would like to fill in with rye grass. When is the best time to plant it? It is now the end of Sept. but still pretty warm here in Florida.

Also – what is something I can plant in a bed beneath my oak tree in the mostly-shaded area? The impatiens I had there lasted for 3 years but died this year. I don’t care if it is flowers or shrubs, just something that will last the winter.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
October 31, 2013
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Here is a link on perennial ryegrass: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/TURF/TURFSPECIES/perrye.html
I recommend to customers using containers under trees. It is difficult for most plants to compete with a tree for nutrients and moisture. Containers can be moved around or changed in short order. Plus, you will have more control of nutrition and water. Using containers will give more flexibility than planting in a bed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 22, 2015

Q. Copper Deficiency

I am looking to grow sterile male rye grass, and from the looks of how to it happens it is from a copper deficiency in the soil. But I can’t seem to find a way to create a controlled way to deplete the copper in the soil. Do you have any suggestions/links?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 22, 2015
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Once excessive amounts of copper are found in the soil, it is very difficult to remove it, let alone keep it under control. Copper has low solubility, which enables it to persist in the soil for years. That being said, tests have been conducted with certain plants, like mustard and arugula, for removing copper from soil and have shown some promise. Here is more information that might be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/copper-for-the-garden.htm

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Asked by
Vicki.Hollander on
March 10, 2016

Q. Distinguishing grass weeds from annual rye

I planted annual rye in a vegetable bed with drip irrigation hoses to enrich the soil this past fall. I had an acquaintance over who said I had grass weeds that had invaded the bed. The store told me the rye would die out and I could turn it over and that I could spray the weed grass with round-up. But I’m not sure which is which! I tried to spray the tallest, greenest grasses. And it’s going to be hard to dig and turn over without damaging the hoses. I’m worried about the weed grass going to seed. Any suggestions on what to do? Thank you so much!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 11, 2016
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