Ryegrass is coming in beautifully

Winter Ryegrass has been planted in all 5 green belts in Verde Groves and is growing great! Ryegrass is a type of grass that is planted in the winter so your lawn looks green all year.


Cool season grasses such as Annual and Perennial Ryegrass, grow best when the soil temperatures are between 50 and 65 degrees F. These temperatures usually occur when the daytime air temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees. High temperatures of summer can cause these plants to go dormant and thus planting during summer is asking for problems. Start planting your cool season grass seeds when the fall temperatures reach 75° and are dropping as fall / winter approaches. Fall is the best / least risk planting time for cool season grasses. Alternately the second choice is to plant in spring when spring temperatures have reached 60° and are rising in the spring -- again this is not the BEST time to plant cool season grass.

Dormancy can occur in cool season grasses affecting growth at temperatures above 90 and below 50 degrees. Basically cool season grasses slow down and stop growing when dormancy occurs. Also, be aware that a freezes and/or frost can damage or kill immature seedlings that have not had enough growing time with cool temps above freezing to harden off the plants to survive a return from dormancy.