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Perennial Ryegrass

Cool Season Grass

Perennial Ryegrass is an adaptable residential grass for all-around living. Its quick germination and fast growth make it difficult for weeds growth and prevents soil erosion.

Attributes

Fine blade, dense turf

Sunlight

6-8 hours of sun

Water

Medium once established

Wear

Great for high traffic areas

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SPRING

 Maintenance 

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center. 

Watering 

Water deeply and infrequently about 1” a week to encourage deeper roots. Early morning watering prevents diseases. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2-2½”. A long grass blade isn’t required if temperature is above 60 degrees and grass is deep green. 

SUMMER

 Maintenance 

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types. 

Watering 

Water deeply and infrequently, about 2” a week to encourage deeper roots, between midnight and 5 am. Water if you notice a dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, wilted, folded or curled leaves. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2½-3”. Dormant in hot weather. 

FALL/WINTER

 Maintenance 

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment. 

Watering 

Decrease water as the temperatures cool and the rainy season starts. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2-2½”. 

SPRING

Maintenance

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center.

Watering

Water deeply and infrequently about 1” a week to encourage deeper roots. Early morning watering prevents diseases.

Mowing

Mow at 2-2½”. A long grass blade isn’t required if temperature is above 60 degrees and grass is deep green.

SUMMER

Maintenance

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types.

Watering

Water deeply and infrequently, about 2” a week to encourage deeper roots, between midnight and 5 am. Water if you notice a dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, wilted, folded or curled leaves.

Mowing

Mow at 2½-3”. Dormant in hot weather.

FALL/WINTER

Maintenance

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment.

Watering

Decrease water as the temperatures cool and the rainy season starts.

Mowing

Mow at 2-2½”.

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