Ryegrass / Winter Grass
Landscapers, homeowners, and farmers often plant ryegrass in Texas during colder months to help safeguard Bermuda and St. Augustine grasses. The overall beauty of overseeding with ryegrass is to protect Texas lawns through chilling temperatures. However, it also has other amazing benefits when it comes to keeping your turf green and lush in the winter.
This process is known as overseeding, and it is done to retain greenery in lawns during the cold season. The idea is to keep the turf green and aesthetically pleasing until the weather becomes suitable again for spring and summer Texas grasses to resume flourishing. Below, we share some important information about planting annual ryegrass and how your lawn can benefit.
The Ideal Time to Plant Ryegrass
It’s better to wait until the summer grasses have become dormant so that the annual ryegrass won’t compete with them for sunlight and nutrients. As a rule of thumb, you should overseed annual ryegrass at least thirty days before the first frost, when the nighttime lows are above 50°F and daytime highs are near 70°F. This translates to the months of October and early November for most of Texas.