Winter rye grass seed is prized for the lush, thick, and full mature grass beds that it will produce. With extra long grass blades, a deep green soft color, and lovely slender reedy grass stems, winter rye grass seed is a favorite in the southeast and western states throughout the United States, where it will thrive as long as temperatures remain seasonally cool. The best time to plant cool weather loving winter rye grass seed is in in fact in the fall, starting in September and continuing through the middle of October. It is not difficult to plant winter rye grass seed, and neither the seed nor the mature grass is finicky about care, thriving whether it is maintained or not. A simple scattering of handfuls of rye grass seed over the area to be seeded is sufficient for winter rye grass seed to take root.
If you are new to planting winter rye grass seed, be aware that once temperatures spiral up to above 90 degrees Farenheit, winter rye grass season is over, and it is time to replant the area with something new. If you choose to leave the ground alone during the hot season, you should trim down the rye grass seed that is left in the fall before doing what is called "overseeding", or scattering a new round of winter rye grass seed over the area to be re-seeded. There are many different types of rye grass seeds, and if you live in a climate which is warm more often than it is cool, you should try a different varietal of ryegr ass seed that is better suited to your climate conditions. Winter or any type of rye grass seed is a great choice for hard to landscape erosion-prone or sloping areas as well, as it establishes quickly and is virtually maintenance free.