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Kentucky Bluegrass

Summary

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.

Advantages

  • Good colour and density
  • Flourishes in full sun areas
  • Recovers from damage rapidly
  • Good cold tolerance (survives the winter well)
 

Disadvantages

  • 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)
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