Ryegrass – Germination In Febuary

Q: If I overseed with rye grass the first of February, will it germinate?

A: It all depends on soil temperature. Ryegrass needs a minimum soil temperature of 45 degrees to germinate. Soil temperatures in February average around 40 degrees. The best bet is to keep an eye on weather forecasts and spread your seed when daytime temperatures are above 45 degrees, or wait until March when it’s a bit warmer.