Kentucky Bluegrass’ medium-fine texture, high density, and dark green-to-blue color make it the most popular cool season turf around. While it requires only slightly more care than Tall Fescue, it is still easy to maintain.
Because Kentucky Bluegrass has a relatively shallow root system (as compared with Tall Fescue), it is moderately drought-resistant. In times of high heat and little water, Kentucky Bluegrass will go dormant. When moisture returns it will green up just like Tall Fescue.
These shallower roots come with one major benefit. Kentucky Bluegrass roots feature rhizomes, underground side-shoots that allow the grass to spread. Though this grass holds up very well to foot traffic and pets, if the dog or a team’s-worth of football cleats causes some bare patches, this grass will simply spread to fill these in. It is this “self-repairing” quality that also makes a Kentucky Bluegrass lawn so dense.
Kentucky Bluegrass can tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun to really thrive. Our latest variety of Bluegrass is almost as shade tolerant as our Tall Fescue Blend. Some of our customers feel they are about the same in fact. It can tolerate close mowing too – some varieties can be cut to less than 2” high.
It is the top choice for homes, businesses, and athletic fields when appearance is a priority. Contact us here to request a quote or ask questions about Shan-Gri-La’s Kentucky Bluegrass sod.