Lawn establishment

Asked December 18, 2015, 11:27 AM EST

What sort of cover crop planting can I make to protect bare soil area that will be made into lawn next fall ?

Sussex County Delaware

1 Response

I suggest planting lawn grasses. You can use a high percentage of annual ryegrass. That will die out, The other grasses will take to some extent and you will be seeding into a partially established lawn in the fall. If you plan to kill the existing vegetation and till it in, you can either use all annual ryegrass or use a legume, like clover that will return nitrogen to the soil. You will then need to use two treatments of glyphosate to be sure you kill all the clover before seeding your lawn.