How to Water Rye Grass Seed

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Rye grass is a popular grass that makes for luxurious lawns. Rye grass generally requires little maintenance, although it does require some at certain times of the year. The best time to plant rye grass seed is in the fall. The way to water rye grass seed and help it take it root can vary depending on where you live, but the methods for watering rye grass have some general guidelines everyone can follow.

  • Water the area after you have spread fertilizer and before you have seeded the lawn. The damp soil will help the rye grass seed stay in place.

  • Water the area after spreading the rye grass seed. Water every day until the seed sprouts. Rye grass should sprout within a week, but can vary based on where you live and the weather conditions. Water with a sprinkler as opposed to a strong stream from a hose which can wash away the seed.

  • Water the area several times a week after the rye grass seed has sprouted.

  • Gradually taper off the watering after rye grass seed becomes more established.

Tips & Warnings

  • Rye grass requires a lot of moisture. Water more frequently when attempting to grow rye grass during a dry period or drought.
  • Water only until soil is moist, not soaked.

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