Planting Bluegrass is similar to
many other lawns.
Bluegrass is generally best
planted in the early fall.
Prepare the Seed bed, Grade, smooth
and level the lawn, remove debris such as stones twigs
etc. Lightly tilling the first several inches of soil
will also help loosen and provide a good foundation for
your grass seed. Work in a good starter fertilizer. Fertilizers such as
a 28-24-6 would be ideal. You need a fertilizer that
has a generous amount of nitrogen (28) and a
higher rate of phosphorous then usual. (24) the phosphorous will
encourage vigorous root growth in your new lawn helping it
to establish itself into a dense turf. Spread
the seed at the rate of2 to 3 pounds per 1000
square feet, rake the seed in to a depth of1/4” and if needed, use straw as a light mulch to
prevent erosion. Water daily for 30 days to give all of
the seed a good chance to germinate.
Bluegrass Seed -
Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS
Over Seeding Existing Lawn
existing lawn as close as possible without scalping it. Rake
or scratch the soil and apply the seed over it at the rate of
1 to 2 Pound per 1000 Square feet. If possible aerate the soil
and then follow mulching and watering instructions as listed
WARNING, Do not use any weed and
feed fertilizers or weed preventative applications when
seeding a lawn
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