Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky bluegrass produces a high-quality, medium-to fine-textured turf, at least when grown in the right climate. In North Carolina, it is well suited for the mountains and can be grown in combination with tall fescue in the piedmont. It is not suitable for use in the coastal plain. Kentucky bluegrass prefers fertile, limed, well-drained soils in sun or moderate shade. It has a dark green color, a medium to fine texture, and, due to its aggressive rhizome system, can recover from stresses. Excellent sod results from rhizomes (underground stems) that spread, with most cultivars recuperating from and tolerating pest control measures and moderate levels of traffic. Kentucky bluegrass should be mowed at a height of 1.5 to 2.5 inches when planted alone. It should be mowed at 2.5 to 3.5 inches when mixed with tall fescue. Many new cultivars with improved color, texture, and pest resistance are now commercially available.

Kids and dog play in Kentucky Bluegrass yard

Find Kentucky bluegrass at any of the local NCSPA members below!

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