Kentucky Bluegrass | Grass Types - Nutri-Lawn

we nourish lawns and lives

find your local office

Or click here for service areas

Lawn care and weed control service


Kentucky Bluegrass


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
  • Tends to create an excessive thatch layer quickly
  • Very slow to germinate (3 weeks)


Grass Types - Kentucky Bluegrass