Why Should You Avoid Overseeding with Ryegrass
Ryegrass is often used for overseeding lawns in Middle Tennessee during the colder months while our zoysia grass and Bermuda grass go dormant. This blog will provide you with the reasons why it is best to avoid overseeding with Ryegrass in winter.
Preserve Water Quality
A great deal of our water pollution comes from runoff of these fertilizers and pesticides from residential landscapes. When you avoid seeding with Ryegrass, fewer of these products will be needed.
Germinating this grass species requires watering at least three times a day, and spikes in water consumption are always prominent during the last months of the year when rye is planted in winter. So, you can save water and money by not overseeding.
Save Money and Frustration
You will not have to pay for labor, seed, gasoline for mowing winter rye, and water usage. Not to mention problems with seed germination, diseases, irrigation, and fertilizers that are associated with planting a winter lawn.
Reduce Landfill Waste
Scalping Ryegrass clippings will add more waste to the landfills.
Reduce the Negative Impact on the Environment
Mowers powered by gasoline release CO2 and other pollutants into the air. Also, scalping grass generates a lot of dirt, dust, grime, and other fine particles that end-up polluting the air as well.
Nowadays, leaf blowers, mowers, and weed whackers are significant sources of noise in our neighborhoods. Not mowing rye, will reduce the noise pollution over the coldest months.
Stay tuned for more tips to maintain your landscapes in top condition throughout the year.
Should you need landscaping materials for your next project, contact All Around Soil & Stone. We are a local supplier of decorative rocks, boulders, flagstones, sand, mulch, organic compost, and much more. Call us at 303-280-0815 to speak with a landscaping expert.