Kentucky Bluegrass’ medium-fine texture, high density, and dark green-to-blue color make it the most popular cool season turf around. While it requires more care than Tall Fescue, it is easy to maintain with proper watering.
Because Kentucky Bluegrass has a relatively shallow root system (as compared with the very drought-resistant Tall Fescue). In times of high heat and little water, Kentucky Bluegrass will go dormant. If watered intermittently through the drought, it can green up later when the extreme conditions abate.
These shallower roots come with one major benefit. Kentucky Bluegrass roots feature rhizomes, underground side-shoots that allow the grass to spread. Though this grass holds up very well to foot traffic and pets, if the dog or a team’s-worth of football cleats causes some bare patches, this grass will simply spread to fill these in. It is this “self-repairing” quality that also makes a Kentucky Bluegrass lawn so dense.
Kentucky Bluegrass can tolerate light shade, but prefers full sun to really thrive. It can tolerate close mowing too – some varieties can be cut to less than 2” high.
Our Kentucky Bluegrass sod is ideal for use in sunny locations where it will be irrigated during the growing season. It is the top choice for homes, businesses, and athletic fields when appearance is a priority.
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MIDNIGHT is probably the most known because of its dark blue-green color. It has a high tiller density that can handle the high traffic of
sports applications. It also has moderate disease resistance and good tolerance for close mowing. It is generally lower-growing and more compact than other bluegrasses. Compact types tend to resist leaf spot and, when maintained at a 1/2-inch mowing height, can be very high in overall turfgrass quality.
RUGBY II Kentucky Blue Grass is thatch resistant, moderately aggressive, has good shade/sun tolerance and shiny dark green color, high disease resistance. Rugby II shows strong quality performance at a cutting height of 1/2 inch. It was the #1 entry out of 3000 experimental varieties in a recent close cutting trial.
NUGLADE Kentucky Blue Grass, compared to other Kentucky Blue Grasses, is capable of maintaining turfgrass quality throughout the stressful summer months. Nuglade produces a dense, dark green quality turf. It is also shade tolerant and excellent leaf spot and rust resistance
AWARD Kentucky Bluegrass is easily adapted to low fairway clipping heights. It has a intense dark green color. It is fine textured and has excellent spring and summer disease resistance.
NUDESTINY Kentucky Bluegrass is a compact midnight type. Featuring a low compact growth, it has a later spring green-up but good heat tolerance. It has variable resistance to summer patch.
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