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Sun Country
Blend Ryegrass
Perennial Turf Ryegrass

5S027




SUN COUNTRY BLEND
50 LBS.
TURF RYEGRASS PERENNIAL We’re in Sun Country.
Plant 6-10 per every 1,000 sq.ft.

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With our summer heat and humidity, our lawns, golf courses, and sports fields are restricted to summer perennials such as bermudagrass, zoysia, centipede grass or St. Augustine. Let the night temperature slip below 50º, and we are faced with an ugly brown color as the warm-season grasses go dormant.
That is the time to overseed with Sun Country perennial ryegrass. Extend the green beauty of your lawn through the winter by using perennial ryegrass.

Sun Country perennial ryegrass is a blend of top performing varieties developed and tested for overseeding applications. You can be assured of the highest quality. The varieties in this blend were chosen for their dark green color and fine leaves, as well as their excellent transition and mowing qualities.

Planting Time The optimum time for planting perennial ryegrass or fescue seed is early fall (late September through early October) to allow enough time for the plants to establish a good root system before the first frost or freeze.

Overseeding Preparation The summer perennial grasses normally will start going dormant sometime in October, depending on temperature. This is the time to low-mow, scalp and/or verti-cut your lawn. All loose clippings and other plant material should be raked off and removed. The goal is to prepare a seedbed where the seed will come in contact with the soil. Do not worry about the summer perennial stand, as it will return with warmer weather.

Seeding Broadcast or use a drop seeder to apply 6 to 10 pounds of Sun Country perennial ryegrass seed per 1,000 square feet. Rake in lightly or use a light drag. Top dressing, mulch or seed cover can be applied at this time. Roll the lawn to ensure good seed/soil contact.

For a dark dark green color lawn use our IRON PLUS F6SXDAWMR3502 under our fertilizer section, use every 30-45 days for a very dark rich colors lawn.


Turf Type Ryegrass or Fescue, Excellent low dollar source lawn fescue mix.


Optional Method
1. Remove all debris and weeds from the lawn site.

2. Lay a 1-inch layer of compost over the soil and rake it in gently with a ceramic rake. Add Organic Soil Activator (40 lbs) or Top Dressing (40 lbs) to speed up and fertilize debris breakdown process.

3. Place half the recommended amount (based on package directions) of grass seed in a seed broadcaster.

4. Push the broadcaster or hand seeder across the lawn site, distributing the seed in even rows.

5. Fill the seed broadcaster with the remaining grass seed.

6. Push the broadcaster across the lawn site perpendicular to your original direction of travel to distribute the remaining grass seed.

7. Rake the seed lightly to push it into the soil. Cover the seed with a fine layer (1/4 inch) of soil. End of Optional.


Proper Watering to start seedling.
1. Water the soil with a gentle sprinkler two or three times per day for 20 minutes. Continue this regimen for the first three weeks, or until grass germinates. Thereafter, water the grass two to three times per week to keep the soil evenly moist.

2. Fertilize the new lawn or old established lawns with a seed-starting fertilizer, New Lawn Starter Fertilizer 9-13-7 (40 lbs), switch 30 days later for a deep rich dark green to South-West Green Maker 18-0-6 (30 lbs), or Pro Green 16-0-0 (25 lbs) or use our Organic products, Lawn Food WITH HUMATES 8-0-4 (30 lbs) or Soil Activator (40 lbs) product under organic section after planting, according to package directions. Water the soil to activate the fertilizer Lawn Food WITH HUMATES 8-0-4 (30 lbs) or AgriGro. Last fertilizer application mid October using Winterizer for Established Lawns 25-0-6 (40 lbs)

3. Mow the lawn when the fescue grass stands 2-3 inches tall. Maintain it at this height for best results.


Watering care
Water your fescue lawn well during the summer months. Water should saturate to a depth equal to the depth of the roots. Cut a small piece of sod if you are unsure. Footprinting--leaving footprints that don't disappear within an hour--is a way to see if your grass needs watering.

Mow Often
Ryegrass or Fescue should be mowed to a height between 2 and 3 inches. Frequent mowing leaves fewer grass clippings. This allows the clippings to decompose using our Soil Activator (40 lbs) and fertilizes the lawn rather than choking it with a layer of non-decomposed thatch.

Monitor Thatch
Thatch is a dense layer of dead grass roots and stems that can choke a lawn. Tall fescue is resistant to thatch but it can be a problem with fine fescue. If thatch does build up, you may need to hire a professional to remove it or increase the use of Soil Activator (40 lbs).

Apply Fertilizer
Ryegrass or Fescue lawns should be fertilized with about 1/2 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn in mid to late spring using Classic Lawn Food 16-0-8 (20 lbs). If you remove grass clippings during the mid-summer you should fertilize again in the late summer. If clippings are left, late summer fertilizing may be necessary Classic Lawn Food 16-0-8 (20 lbs).

Insect Control
Examine your lawn early spring and apply Turf Ranger Insect Control Granules (20 lbs) can be applied in late summer for infestation of white grubs always apply, Turf Ranger Insect Control Granules (20 lbs), Grub Free Zone II (30 lbs), or Organic Grub Control (17 lbs) to control grubs and other lawn pests. If they are present, apply a commercial insect control product according to package directions. Using Grub Free Zone II (30 lbs)