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What to Know About Kentucky Bluegrass

What to Know About Kentucky Bluegrass quantico creek sod

Here’s a brisk guide on what to expect when laying down Kentucky Bluegrass sod for a beautiful lawn.

Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the most beautiful lawn grass varieties out there. It’s known for its beautiful bluish-green color resembling an emerald and lush, thick coverage. In addition, Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the more durable types of grass varieties on the market, making it a perfect choice for properties with lots of walkers, pets, or kids. However, it is a rather high-maintenance grass. This makes this grass a great choice for those who love to take care of and cultivate their lawns and landscape frequently. Here’s a brisk guide on what to expect when laying down Kentucky Bluegrass sod for a beautiful lawn.

Physical Properties of Kentucky Bluegrass

Surprisingly, although most of the grass currently used in Kentucky’s agriculture is bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass originated in the eastern hemisphere in Eastern Europe or Asia. Bluegrass is a cool-season lawn grass that is perfect for the northern climates of the United States with warm to hot summers but cool winters. It is a premier choice for Maryland homeowners and farmers due to this inherent property. Kentucky bluegrass is characterized by its shape, which is unique in the grass world. Each blade resembles something like a canoe boat, where it is tapered off at the top and bottom. 

How To Plant Kentucky Bluegrass Sod

Kentucky bluegrass sod is a bit unusual when compared to other grass types like Zoysia sod. It has a slower germination period than most other grass types, meaning it must be planted slightly earlier than other varieties to grow on time and healthily. This means it should be planted in the early Fall, no later or earlier. Bluegrass should be planted in areas with a decent amount of sun exposure. The more sun, the better, but it can also grow in some shaded areas. Places with lots of trees or other foliage coverage are not recommended for Bluegrass. 

Caring for Kentucky Bluegrass

As mentioned earlier, Kentucky Bluegrass requires more maintenance than other grass sod types. For example, it needs more frequent watering than other varieties. In normal weather, this grass requires at least one inch of water per week, while in warmer parts of the year, it will require two inches of water. Using a sprinkler or irrigation system during these months is recommended to keep your bluegrass happy and healthy. In addition, Kentucky bluegrass should be mowed to a height of around 2 inches, which is different from other grass types. Lastly, Bluegrass needs more fertilizing than other types of grass. Make sure to keep your soil at a pH of 5.8-7 to maintain the beautiful color of the grass.

Get Your Yard Ready for Winter!

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