Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass - GrassMasters Indiana

Kentucky Bluegrass

  • Dark green color with beautiful, dense carpet appearance
  • Recommended for residential and commercial yards and sports fields
  • Thrives in cool weather, can undergo stress in extremely hot weather if not properly cared for
  • Tolerates medium drought, can go into dormancy if irrigation is withheld, but will green up again upon return of moisture
  • Fair to poor shade tolerance
  • Resists wear, recovers quickly from occasional abuse

Kentucky Bluegrass Maintenance

Water Needs

Apply 1/2-1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 5-7 days to encourage a deep healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.

Mowing & Thatching

Mow to a height of 1 1/2 -2 inches for a high quality lawn. Mow regularly with a sharp rotary or reel mower, allowing clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Kentucky Bluegrass may develop some thatch at higher nitrogen levels. Dethatch in early fall.

Soil & Fertilization Needs

Kentucky Bluegrass perfoms best in fertile, non-acid reacting soil with good drainage. Fertilize twice a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. Apply 2 1/2 - 4 lbs. actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per year.