Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MrsBoomer Ryegrass
I planted this as a quick grower to help get perrenial grass seed started. This seed did not grow well at all. Not really sure it grew at all.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JMTZ Nice green yard in less than 2 weeks!
Followed the directions and had a nice green lawn all winter. I had a full green yard in about 10 days.
Steps I took:
I mowed the yard shorter than normal (2 on my tractor). Then picked up any remaining clippings and leaves. Dropped the seed and kept them wet by running my sprinklers 5-7 minutes per zone 2X a day (morning and evening). I did that till the grass came up then adjusted my sprinklers to 5-10 minutes 1X a week unless we had rainfall. I added Scott's Fall Fertilizer (maroon bag) after the first mow which helped green up the lawn. After 6-8 weeks I dropped another round of the Scott's Fall Fertilizer which allowed the grass to continue to grow and helped green up some more.
It is best to drop this seed 30 days before the first freeze. Normally that is early October here in North Texas but this year it was nearly the end of October before it was cool enough to germinate.
This was an overseed over my Bermuda here in North Texas. This rye requires a mow every 4-6 weeks.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brandi Beautiful!
I am extremely happy with this seed. I pulled up an old wood deck and that left a large bare spot. I did not want this area to be a mud pit for the dogs all winter. The seed sprouted and grew fast within two weeks of planting. It's hard to believe that it was just dirt a month ago.
November 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DW133 Good
The grass seed worked pretty well. The grass was up and growing in a few weeks.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ajaindur Arrived quickly and was packed well
.Arrived quickly and was packed well. I would buy from them again.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JGibson Good Brand of Grass Seed
With almost any type of grass seed from Penningtons you get the best. We sowed this seed then it rained and ryegrass came right up. This particular blend is a brighter shade of green.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bikebill good fast growing grass seed
Built new house and needed something to cover ground and help stop erosion. This ryegrass grows fast and is okay for fall, mild winters and early spring. Don't make the mistake thinking the grass will hold up in hot weather. First sign of heat and the grass will wilt and die. Regardless,this grass is good for short term until your permanent grass gets established.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda Lovin’ the green
We purchased two varieties of rye grass seed this year for use in two different areas of our property; a perennial rye from another grass seed grower/ distributor, and this annual gulf rye by Pennington.
Our goals for both types of grass seed are to provide erosion control, prevent sub-surface leaching of soil nutrients, weed suppression, and forage for deer.
Since we had a large area to seed in a short time (before fall/winter rains started), we opted for the “throw & go” planting technique … not bothering with the normal lawn preparation steps of smoothing the soil and raking the seed in. While the “throw & go” seeding technique is much faster and much less labor intensive, it does leave the seed on the soil surface advertizing a “FREE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET” to hungry birds, so we seeded at a much higher rate than the suggested 15-30 Lbs/Acre.
The annual rye seed germinated faster than the perennial rye seed, it is also growing faster than the perennial rye.
Because of the annual rye grass root system’s ability to easily penetrate even compacted soil we seeded the annual rye in areas that had seen the most traffic, as a cover crop/green manure in areas planned for growing vegetables next year, and overseeded existing dormant grasses.
Whether planted in loose or compacted soil conditions, there does not appear to be a visible difference in the growth rate for this annual rye seed.
Overall product satisfaction is high. The only negative or down side was the poor quality, lightweight, random and oversized boxes that were used to ship the product from Pennington in Missouri to our location in Washington. Of the nine boxes shipped, seven were either severely damaged or completely destroyed. The grass seed shipped in the damaged boxes had been exposed to the weather (rain) and was delivered wet. Taking steps to assure that their product will be delivered safely and in good condition could be given a higher priority.
October 30, 2014