Kentucky bluegrass is best used in full sun areas. If starting a new lawn from seed, be prepared to water lightly every day for a month in order to be assured good germination and establishment. Lawns established from sod commonly consist largely of Kentucky Bluegrass. If this sod is layed in a shady backyard, the Kentucky Bluegrass will not flourish and overseeding with a shade tolerate grass like fine fescue is recommended.
Good color and density
Flourishes in full sun areas
Recovers from damage rapidly
Good cold tolerance (survives the winter well)
Does poorly in shady areas
Susceptible to Leaf Spot and Necrotic Ring Spot diseases