[gardeners] overseeding zoysia with Rye grass

Matt Trahan (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 04 Apr 1999 22:55:26 -0400

 I have a small patch of zoysia as part of our front lawn. I was thinking
of digging it up in plugs and replacing the assorted grass/weeds/greenstuff
in the rose garden walkway with it. Approximately 40 feet long by 5 feet wide.
 Since the zoysia looks totally dead for 5-6 months a year, I want to be
able to overseed with rye grass for winter. Both the perennial and annual
rye grass die out completely when summer hits it's stride, about early June.
 Anyone had any luck with this? What rate for overseeding did you use?

  The borders are edged with '3 hole' brick placed on its side as a mowing
strip. Will the zoysia rush through the holes as fast as our wonderful
bermuda grass does?

Matt Trahan  <matttrahan@ecsu.campus.mci.net>
USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.