Probably the most outstanding feature of Kentucky Bluegrass Midnight is its unusually dark blue-green color giving it a rich color even under low maintenance conditions. A Bluegrass lawn with high tiller density provides a thick carpet that will stand up to the abuses of athletic fields and high traffic. Sod producers and homeowners alike will enjoy Midnight’s dwarf growth characteristics which result in fewer mowings and lower maintenance costs. Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is an outstanding cultivar that shows good resistance to leaf spot and stem rust, stripe smut and dollar spot. University trials have documented Midnight’s heat and drought tolerance.
Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is the most Popular Blue Grass In America. The images above of Midnight Kentucky bluegrass from customers and aroundtheyard.com illustrate how beautiful Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is. It is a unique compact-type variety grown in the plush Willamette Valley in Oregon to be distributed across the United States. Growing Kentucky Blue grass from seed can truly be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, giving you a Bluegrass lawn that is as durable as it is lovely. Homeowners and professionals alike turn to Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass lawn seed for the excellent turf qualities that it produces.
A Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass lawn will perform in sandy or heavy clay soils. Like all Bluegrasses, it performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.0. Three to five lbs. N/1000 sq. ft./year is adequate in most areas of the United states. However, because of Midnight’s dark genetic color, lower fertilizer rates will yield acceptable color. A balanced fertilizer of 3:1:2 ratio of NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) with sulphur is recommended in most geographic locations.
Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass seed is recommended for use on athletic fields, golf courses, sod blends, parks, professional landscapes, and home lawns areas where Kentucky Bluegrass is adapted. It is compatible in blends with other darker green, lower growing Bluegrasses and in mixtures with strong creeping red fescues and improved “II” and “III” series of turf-type perennial ryegrasses.
Soil, Climate and Fertility Requirements
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Weed Control and Fertilization
Part of the charm of a healthy Kentucky bluegrass lawn is its rich emerald to blue-green color. Add its medium to fine texture, and a KBG lawn is both beautiful to look at and comfortable for bare feet. As with other cool-season grasses, Kentucky bluegrass growth slows significantly during hot summer months. During extreme heat or extended drought, the grass will go dormant. However, it recovers quickly with irrigation and a return to normal conditions.
Control grubs, chinch bugs, billbugs and other lawn pests — above and below ground — with Sevin Lawn Insect Killer Granules. One application lasts up to three months.
Kentucky Bluegrass Basics
Kentucky bluegrass establishes easily from seed, but it germinates more slowly than some other cool-season grasses. Fast-growing perennial ryegrass, for example, germinates in one-third the time of KBG. Unlike bunch-forming grasses, such as tall fescue and ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass is a self-spreading, sod-forming grass. Once established, it spreads readily via underground stems known as rhizomes to form a dense, thick turf. This aggressive growth habit gives KBG the capacity to recuperate quickly from damage.
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Kentucky Bluegrass at a Glance
Well-maintained Kentucky bluegrass develops into a thick, lush lawn.