Bermuda Lawn: Overseeding With Ryegrass

Q: I read somewhere you should not overseed with ryegrass in the first couple years of a new bermuda yard. Is this accurate? 

A: Overseeding bermudagrass with ryegrass is problematic because it stresses the bermudagrass while it is dormant. It can be difficult to get ryegrass to go away in spring when the bermuda is greening up. I recommend you wait a couple of years before trying your hand at overseeding.

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