Is annual Rye OK to overseed with?
I live on the coast of North Carolina. We have two QHs on just less than an acre. The pasture is a mixture of common Bermuda and what looks like Zoysia, and then a little clover and crab grass. They have all the hay they want and after 2 months the pasture looks great still. However our growing season is coming to an end. I was thinking about over seeding for the winter with annual rye. I have done this in the past just to have the lush lawn during the winter, so I know it will grow well.
I’ve done some research and it looks like people do it all over. I was all set, but then ran across a few post that said their horses had problems (swollen cheeks?). That forum did say that they turned their horses out over night. We do not shut our horses up at night. I was thinking that they would get introduced to the rye as it started to come up so they would have a chance to get use to it.
Is there any reason I should not over seed with annual rye?