Zoysiagrass- Overseeding With Rye

Q: I’m getting older and would like to have a green yard in the winter for once in my life. We have had zoysiagrass forever. What will happen if I sprinkle ryegrass seed over the zoysia now? And how much will it bother the zoysiagrass next June when it finally turns green?

A: Rye really competes strongly with zoysiagrass if you get it to germinate — which is hard because the zoysia is too thick to let the rye seed get close to the ground. Try it if you like… but I don’t recommend it.

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