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B & B Kentucky Bluegrass Blend
Varieties: Black Jack, Nu Blue, Action, and Camas Kentucky Bluegrasses
Characteristics

  • Good low maintenance performance
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Tolerant or resistant to a wide range of diseases
  • Good spring green up
  • Displays good color and density

Seeding Rate

Seeding Rates: New Seeding: 3 Lbs per 1,000 Sq. Ft.
Over-seeding: 1.5 Lbs per 1,000 Sq. Ft.
Over-seeding High Use Areas: 4 Lbs per 1,000 Sq. Ft. at weekly/monthly intervals as needed
Seeding Dates: March – May, August – October Dormant Seeding: December – March
Germination Times: 10-21 Days

Description

Bluegrass Blend is a blend of medium range quality Kentucky bluegrass varieties specifically formulated to provide good drought tolerance and low maintenance performance. Bluegrass Blend is ideal for home owner who may not have supplemental irrigation. Besides good drought tolerance, the varieties have dark green color, fair shade tolerance, good overall turf quality, medium to fine leaf texture, a wide range of disease resistance and tolerances.

  • Uses
  • Home Lawns
  • Athletic Fields
  • Commercial Properties
  • Parks
  • Cemeteries

TECHNICAL BULLETIN

B & B Farm Store
1134 220th Street
Jesup, IA 50648
319-827-1463
TURF GRASS ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES
A. SEED TIMING
a. Seed from April 15 to June 15 or
b. August 10 to October 15
c. Dormant Seeding after November 15 will germinate the following Spring
B. SITE PREPARATION
a. Conduct one soil test per acre to determine soil additives needed
b. Ensure soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.0
c. Eliminate existing vegetation
i. Spray with non-selective herbicide
ii. Remove dead vegetation through mechanical means
d. Add recommended soil amendments, pH adjustment materials, and fertilizer
e. Till Soil to a 4-6 inch depth
f. Remove rocks and debris larger than one inch diameter
g. Pulverize and lightly roll soil
h. Apply 1 lb phosphorous (P) (2.27 lbs P2O5) / 1000 ft2 to soil surface
C. SEEDING METHOD
a. Seeding method is based on slope and soil at site
b. Broadcast-, drop-, slit-, or drill-seed flat areas where erosion is not a concern
i. Seed should be planted 0.125 to 0.25 inches below soil surface
ii. Plant two directions putting ½ of seed down each direction
iii. Gently roll or rake seeded area to ensure good soil-to-seed contact
c. Hydro-seed steep slopes where erosion is a concern
i. When hydro-seeding, broadcast ½ of the seed before hydro-seed mixture is applied and place ½ of the seed in hydro-seed mixture
D. WATERING REQUIREMENTS
a. Water to field capacity immediately after seeding
b. The first three weeks after seeding. keep top 1.5 inches of soil moist*
c. Weeks four through six after seeding, water 3-4 times per week
d. After six weeks water when grass begins to show draught stress
*Number of times to water per day depends on temperature, humidity, wind, and rainfall
E. FERTILIZING & MOWING
a. Fertilize seeded area with 0.5 lbs nitrogen (N) / 1000 ft2 1, 2, and 3 months after initial seeding, then begin a regular fertilizer schedule
b. Mow when grass is one inch longer than desired grass height but do not remove more than 1/3 of grass blade (i.e. mow when grass is 4 inches tall if desired height is 3 inches)