Perennial rye grass has a medium-coarse texture. It grows well in a wide variety of climates and is a popular choice for over-seeding warm season grasses. Perennial rye can be planted by itself but is best suited for over-seeding projects. Leaf undersides are shiny and smooth. In colder regions, perennial rye is often blended with Kentucky bluegrass. Perennial ryegrass is a much more attractive grass compared to it’s cousin annual ryegrass.
The perennial variety of rye can be mowed as low as ¼-inch with special care. With most rotary-type mowers, mow 1 ½-inches to 2 ½-inches.
|Best Time to Plant||Early Fall|
|Planting Depth||1/4 – 1/2 of inch|
|Germination Time||7 – 21 days|
|Seeding Rate||12 – 15 lbs per 1,000 square feet and 10 lbs for overseeding|
|Recommended Mowing Height||2 inches|
Ok, now that you have chosen your grass seed, take a look at the Planting Grass Seed page for detailed instructions on how to prepare your seed bed and plant your grass seed!