A cool season grass, rye grass turns brown in hot weather. The best time to plant rye grass is between mid-August and mid-September, with soil temperatures between 50 and 55 degrees F. A seven- to 14-day germination period lets the plants establish roots before winter.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.