Rye Grass

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  1. Rye For Green Manure
  2. Growing Grass Indoors
  3. Planting and Growing Rye Grass
  4. Rye Grass – Florida
  5. Copper Deficiency
  6. Distinguishing grass weeds from annual rye
Asked by Anonymous on October 5, 2011
Rye for Green Manure

What type of rye is used for green manure? Is it perennial or annual?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Annual ryegrass is generally used. Here is more information on using green manure: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cover-crops/green-manure-2.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 22, 2013
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?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

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
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
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Asked by Anonymous on October 29, 2013
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.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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