Well-drained, moist, slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0 to 7.0), fertile soils; full sun; avoid temperature extremes; less tolerance to excessive heat, cold, and drought than perennial ryegrass.
Temporary turf until appropriate seeding time; soil stabilization; overseeding dormant warm season turfgrasses in the southern U. S.
Moderate; mow at 2 to 3 inches; supply 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week during the growing season to maintain green color.
Seeding (4 to 6 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.). Overseeding bermudagrass (20-40 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.). Should not be planted alone or as part of a permanent turf due to its short-lived existence and coarse texture; germinates rapidly and strongly; aggressive germination and establishment may out compete other species when planted in a mix; poor mowing quality.