Turf Club Seeding at Reiman Gardens

September 26, 2017

The Iowa State Turf Club recently completed a fundraiser and learning experience at Reiman Garden's. The students helped Reiman Garden's by seeding an entry area that has been under construction for the past year. The seed used was a 70% Kentucky bluegrass and 30% perennial ryegrass mixture. The students also were allowed to experience hydroseeding with the help of the campus services. The area will also serve as a demonstration in varying seeding rates and establishment methods for the student's to track throughout establishment. The warmer temperatures recently have created excellent conditions for the perennial ryegrass to germinate, especailly in the higher seeding rates under the hydroseeded area's. 

Turfgrass area hydroseeded by the turf club.
Hydroseeding completed by the turf club at Reiman Garden's

Turfgrass student's seeding at Reiman Gardens
Turfgrass student's seeding at Reiman Gardens on Sept. 13. 

One week after seeding the turfgrass is germinating.
One week after seeding, much of the perennial ryegrass is germinating. This is especially true on the hillsides that were hydroseeded at an increased seeding rate. 


Adam Thoms Assistant Professor

Adam Thoms, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor specializing in Commercial Turfgrass Management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA. Dr. Thoms received his B.S. from Iowa State University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Sciences and Plants, Soils, and Insec...