Does Planting Rye Grass Choke Out Dandelions & Weeds?

Used as a "green manure," fall-growing, annual rye grass planted in late summer sprouts into a dandelion- and weed-choking mat. Kept mowed, this cool-season grass won't self-seed to become invasive. Rye grass dies in winter. Turning the dead grass under replenishes the soil.

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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.