Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 32
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZebraSpot Pennington Ryegrass
Pennington Ryegrass works great on my lawn.
My back yard is moderately shaded by 9 tall trees (6 deciduous and 3 coniferous).
Until I used this ryegrass, I had a hard time growing grass around the water-saturated soil by my coniferous trees. This grass grows thick and green there, as well as the rest of my back yard which can get pretty dry in other spots.
I seed very heavily, so it took me about three 50lb bags for a 1/4 acre. I did this to choke out the weed-like grass that was previously growing.
If you have lawn conditions like mine, I highly recommend using Pennington's Ryegrass.
May 29, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dirtdigr Fast Germination
I done some extensive work around our property and ended up with about an acre + of dirt. I needed something that would take hold quickly especially in areas that would be prone to erosion such as steep slopes. After placing a heavy layer of seed down I placed straw over it and seeded it once more. I then watered it fairly heavily to weight down the straw this was on a Tuesday and to my surprise on that following Saturday I had grass about an inch tall in areas and within a week and a half all the areas were covered with new grass. It has proved so far to exceed my expectations with its quick germination qualities. Will have to write an update in a few months as to how the root system holds up.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlabamaGirl Easy fix
I purchased 7- 50lb bags of this rye grass for my small horse pasture of about 3 acres.
I had no equipment available at the time to prepare my ground; so I just broad casted all
bags by hand it took a little while to complete but so well worth it. After it rained for 4 days
straight the grass was sprouting every where. And since I over seeded the grass is so
thick and green; my horses love it. Planning on purchasing more for my larger pasture.
Well worth the cost.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GTgirl Always Dependable
We plant rye grass every fall and neighbors always rave over how pretty our house looks in the woods with the very green lawn in the winter. This product is the best we have found, easy to spread, stays put, comes up quickly, and lasts until late spring. We will continue to use this product every year. We highly recommend it to all.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by youhavetobekiddingme Good seed
took about 20 days to germinate because of cold weather. I missed step about covering seed with soil after and the grass still grew (surprisingly).
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homebody Excellent Ryegrass Seed for Northeast Florida
I have used this exact ryegrass seed for several years now and it has always performed excellent. Fast growing, beautiful color, durable as far as rye goes. Mulches back into the lawn and keeps weeds from coming in in the spring. Really good on slopes to prevent erosion. Tried the perennial a couple years only to be very disappointed because it never came back. Swithched to this brand of annual and have been very satisfied with the results.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jedwards1911 Way beyond my expectations
We planted it on last Sunday and by Friday, we had little grasslet growing and by the following Sun we had 3" of grass and a week later it's all thick and plush. We added hay for protection from birds. And after this week of non stop rain I'm in a whole lot of trouble mowing grass. But the best seed I had ever used and will be buying again and again. Would recommend to anybody living in the Mid-South.
April 13, 2015