Guide to Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass is a cool season, moderate to fine textured grass. It has a high cold tolerance, so it’s a good choice for northern parts of the United States. It is probably called “bluegrass” because it has a blue-green type of color. Kentucky Bluegrass has a low drought tolerance and needs quite a bit of watering, and it does not tolerate shade. You can plant Kentucky Bluegrass as sod, or by seeding.

Mow Kentucky Bluegrass between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches.

Texas A&M offers this excellent page about Kentucky blue grass.

See our page of cutting heights for different varieties of grasses.

All types of grasses benefit from high quality soil. Use an organic lawn fertilizer to improve the quality of your soil long term.

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