Annual Rye grass is one of the most popular seeds sold for lawns and is planted all over the world on its own and in numerous grass seed mixtures. The adaptability of this cool season grass to many soils and climates coupled with fast germination and prolific growing rates make annual ryegrass an important grass type in establishing lawns in all but the hottest of planting zones.
Annual ryegrass is exceptionally useful as a cover grass when planted with slower growing permanent lawns. Ideally suited for short term seasonal use in areas reaching below the transition zone, annual ryegrass is a great cover to create green grass on new grass areas. In warmer regions, ryegrass lawns may require watering, fertilization and more frequent mowing.
Annual Ryegrass is a cool season grass generally used as a temporary planting for overseeding warm or cool season grasses. Its uses are many, including temporary coverage for erosion control, short term use on reclamation sites, parks, new lawns, and along highways. Annual ryegrass may be seeded with other grass mixtures, legumes, clovers and small grains. Annual Ryegrass is fast germinating, quick growing and requires low to medium fertilization.