Kentucky Bluegrass Seed300016
Kentucky bluegrass is a cool-season lawn grass and one of the most popular turf grasses in the Midwest. It is fast growing once established and has the ability to develop a good root system against drought. Bluegrass has good "self repairing" capabilities if it is damaged.
Bluegrass has a later green-up period and is often seeded with ryegrasses for this reason, but it is also commonly sewn straight or used for overseeding. Re-seeding affords the homeowner a chance to upgrade the present lawn with improved qualities. Once established, bluegrass is one of the longest living grasses available.
Bluegrass can be easily established from seed. Establishment depends upon a well prepared seedbed, application of a starter fertilizer and following up with a consistent watering schedule while the seedlings develop. Bluegrass seed will germinate in 10-14 days given soil temperatures above 55 degrees but full establishment takes time (one to two months in not unusual). This is one of the primary reasons to include a nurse crop, usually perennial ryegrass which germinates in 5-7 days, when seeding on bare ground.
Bluegrass is not a highly drought tolerant grass but it has the ability to go dormant in severe situations and can recover if watered intermittently to keep the lawn growing minimally during drought.
Seeding Rate: 2-3 pounds per 1,000 square feet