B & B Kentucky Rapid Rye Blend

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B & B Kentucky Rapid Rye Blend

Varieties: La Quinta, Caddieshack II and Goalkeeper II Perennial Ryegrass (E)*

Characteristics Good heat and stress tolerance

  • Excellent traffic tolerance
  • High endophyte levels (natural insect resistance)
  • Rapid rate of establishment
  • Excellent dark green color and density

Seeding Info

Seeding Rates: New Seeding: 7 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

Overseeding: 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

Overseeding High Use Area: 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. at weekly/monthly intervals as needed

Seeding Dates: Spring Seed: March-May Fall Seed: August-October Dormant Seed: December-March

Germination Times: 4-7 Days


Rapid Rye Blend is the ultimate blend where 100% ryegrass is used. All varieties display excellent turf quality, dark green color, seedling vigor and year round density. Rapid Rye Blend holds up well under drought and high heat conditions, and in areas where little supplemental irrigation is used. The high endophyte levels of the perennial ryegrasses offer excellent resistance to above ground chewing insects.


  • Golf Course Fairways
  • Home Lawns
  • Athletic Fields
  • High Traffic Areas




  1. Seed from April 15 to June 15 or
  2. August 10 to October 15
  3. Dormant Seeding after November 15 will germinate the following Spring


  • a. Conduct one soil test per acre to determine soil additives needed
  • b. Ensure soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.0
  • c. Eliminate existing vegetation
    • i. Spray with non-selective herbicide
    • ii. Remove dead vegetation through mechanical means
  • d. Add recommended soil amendments, pH adjustment materials, and fertilizer
  • e. Till Soil to a 4-6 inch depth
  • f. Remove rocks and debris larger than one inch diameter
  • g. Pulverize and lightly roll soil
  • h. Apply 1 lb phosphorous (P) (2.27 lbs P2O5) / 1000 ft2 to soil surface


  • a. Seeding method is based on slope and soil at site
  • b. Broadcast-, drop-, slit-, or drill-seed flat areas where erosion is not a concern
    • i. Seed should be planted 0.125 to 0.25 inches below soil surface
    • ii. Plant two directions putting ½ of seed down each direction
    • iii. Gently roll or rake seeded area to ensure good soil-to-seed contact
  • c. Hydro-seed steep slopes where erosion is a concern
    • i. When hydro-seeding, broadcast ½ of the seed before hydro-seed mixture is applied and place ½ of
    • the seed in hydro-seed mixture


  • a. Water to field capacity immediately after seeding
  • b. The first three weeks after seeding. keep top 1.5 inches of soil moist*
  • c. Weeks four through six after seeding, water 3-4 times per week
  • d. After six weeks water when grass begins to show draught stress

*Number of times to water per day depends on temperature, humidity, wind, and rainfall


  • a. Fertilize seeded area with 0.5 lbs nitrogen (N) / 1000 ft2 1, 2, and 3 months after initial seeding, then begin
    • a regular fertilizer schedule
  • b. Mow when grass is one inch longer than desired grass height but do not remove more than 1/3 of grass
  • blade (i.e. mow when grass is 4 inches tall if desired height is 3 inches)