Kentucky Bluegrass #11605

Kentucky Bluegrass #11605

Kentucky bluegrass is found in most pastures in the northeastern United States because it tolerates close and frequent grazing better than other cool-season forage grasses. This ability makes Kentucky bluegrass an ideal species for permanent pastures that are continuously grazed. In addition, the dense sod formed by Kentucky bluegrass rhizomes make it ideal for erosion control, particularly in grass waterways.It spreads via rhizomes to form a dense sod and grows best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, fertile soils with a pH between 6 and 7. Although Kentucky bluegrass is found throughout the United States, it is most important agriculturally in the north central and northeastern regions and is best adapted to areas where the average daily temperature during July does not exceed 75°F. Warm summer temperatures are the most limiting environmental factor to Kentucky bluegrass production.

Most varieties of Kentucky bluegrass have been developed for use in lawns. Therefore, it is widely considered to be the most important lawn grass in the United States. Turf-type varieties of Kentucky bluegrass need dethatching to remain productive and, in general, also require greater amounts of nitrogen fertilization and more extensive irrigation systems than forage-type varieties.

Planting Date: Frost Seed - February to March / Spring - April to May / Fall - September to November

Planting Rate  2 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for lawns. 

Broadcast Rate: 10 to 20 lbs acre for pasture.

Coverage Depth: 1/8" to 1/2" maximum

Days to maturity: Turf should be allowed to establish well before mowing. Keep mower height set at 3 to 4 inches. Since Bluegrass is planted in the fall or early spring, it does not reach hay maturity stage until the following June or July.