Seed Selection

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fall46, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Ok this is what mix I currently have on my lawn.

    • 20% NuGlade Kentucky Bluegrass
    • 20% Denim Kentucky Bluegrass
    • 15% Inspire Perennial Ryegrass
    • 20% Kenicott Creeping Red Fescue
    • 25% Pennlawn Creeping Red Fescue

    Needless to say I haven’t been very happy with it,,, doesn’t seem to respond well in heat periods. I get fair amount of dead grass each spring and for how much I like a nice looking lawn I’m generally not pleased. Long story short I would like to overseed and incorporate more Bluegrass into the lawn. I have two options of Bluegrass. Not knowing a ton about each species/type of Bluegrass I hoping you can help me work through the pros/cons of the 2 mixes I’m considering.

    MIX #1

    Bluegrass is widely used for lawns, parks, ball fields, golf fairways and general purpose turf. Desire more fertilizing and irrigation.
    40% Denim Kentucky Bluegrass
    20% Washington Kentucky Bluegrass
    15% Park Kentucky Bluegrass
    25% Kenblue Kentucky Bluegrass

    Option #2

    100% Park Kentucky Bluegrass
    (But whats confusing is in the descrption they say "a mixture that is a cool season, creaping, fine textured perennial with good color and vigorous spreading ability")

    When they mention creaping and perennial I keep thinking Ryegrass and Fescue can you have creaping and pernennial Bluegrass?
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    can you have creaping and pernennial Bluegrass?

    Yes you can, it is a newer type grass that spreads through underground rhyzomes. It might take a littke longer to get the lawn established good enough to get the rhyzome thing going on covering bare spots and.

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