‘Tis the season to overseed your lawn to get it lush and lovely for the winter months! Here is a helpful guide for what to look for and what to do when overseeding your lawn this year! Perennial ryegrasses are a very popular choice in Arizona, but not all perennial ryegrass seeds are the same. In fact, there tends to be a lot of variation, such as the amount of weed seed it contains and Poa annua content. They can also vary in their resistance to disease.
Advantages of Perennial Ryegrass:
– Fast germination
– Lush green color and soft leaf texture
– Newer varieties have greatly improved disease resistance
Reading the seed tag or analysis label on the bag often provides helpful information about the quality of the seed you’re looking at! Also, If you have shade covered areas, a good alternative to the ryegrass is Tall Fescue seed as it grows well in the shade.
Attributes to note when purchasing:
When shopping for seed, it’s best to compare the product tags to ensure you aren’t sacrificing quality for price. It’s very likely that a cheaper priced product will contain higher weed seed rates or other unwanted seed content.