winter rye - Knowledgebase Question

San Bernardino, Ca
Question by rudybea2003
March 16, 2010
Hello, This past winter I've applied winter rye to my lawn and I was wondering If i should of fertilize after I've applied winter rye. If so, what type of fertilizer should I use for next year?


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Answer from NGA
March 16, 2010

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Winter rye should not need to be fertilized. However, it will die out when the temperatures get hot and then resprout in the fall when the temperatures cool down. I'm going to assume you overseeded a warm season turfgrass such as bermuda. The bermuda will green up when the temperatures get warm. When it does green up you can fertilize it with a 3-1-2 ratio of NPK such as a 21-7-14 or similar fertilizer. Good luck with your lawn.

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