Bluegrass lawns are the lawn grass most
people aspire their lawns to look like. Deep green to
Blue in color, finely textured, and when well cared for
developing a tightly knit turf. It does better in
the northern areas and is not very tolerant to high
Bluegrass is late to green up in the spring.
It is often mixed with other seed types, usually
ryegrasses, for this reason. These blends are quite
often used in playgrounds and athletic fields as well
since the perennial ryegrass helps create a stronger sod
that will stand up to the activities on these
Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS
PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office
illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest
National Technical Center,
Another blend is
Bluegrass and Creeping red Fescue (Fine
Fescue). This is used for areas that have more shade then
bluegrass will tolerate as the Creeping Red Fescue will fill
and thrive in the shadier areas.
It is considered a creeping grass, single
plants sends out stems that eventually root and become plants
in their own right. This eventually results in a woven network
that provides a strong base for the plants and helps to cut
don on weeds as well as water loss through evaporation.
Bluegrass has a very shallow root system
and does not tolerate drought conditions very well. It will go
dormant during dry spells and has the capability of recovering
if kep minimally watered during dry spells.
Bluegrass is highly susceptible to
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