Grass Seeding

Asked November 27, 2018, 12:57 PM EST

What ground temperature is required for annual rye to germinate?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

As a general rule not much germination will occur unless the soil temperature is between 50-55 degrees F. The higher the temperature the better chance of germination. Any new seedlings that do germinate will most likely be killed by frost this time of year.