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Questions About Rye Grass

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 5, 2011

Q. Rye For Green Manure

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

Answered by
Nikki on
October 6, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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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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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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
A.

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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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
Certified Expert
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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
Lubbock, TX 79424

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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Anonymous on
July 9, 2019

Q. Problem with rye grass. About a month ago I used lucerne mulch all over my back garden. Now my garden beds have rye grass sprouting

everywhere. The lucerne was greener than usual. I applied around 15 to 20 bags around my garden bed including in my vegetable patch. I turned the soil after a few weeks to help it break down. Soon after I noticed green grass shouts appearing everywhere the beds. I don’t want to use zero as this will effect my shrubs, vegetables and hedges. I tried a product called slasher as this was organic. I may have not used enough to fix the problem so I will give this product another go. I am concerned that this will overtake the garden and would appreciate your advice as to how I could alleviate this rye grass. My garden nursery told me they new it was rye grass due to the pink stems. First the nursery told me that it would have blown in from other peoples garden but this is not the case as the rye grass only appears where I have applied the mulch and not appeared anywhere else.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 9, 2019
Certified Expert
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I'm afraid it will take herbicides to kill it off.
This link will help you with all the steps.
https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/WS/WS-52-W.pdf

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