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KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS poa
Kentucky bluegrass is a sod forming, long lived perennial
grass. Kentucky Bluegrass reproduces by seeds and rhizomes and can
grow to a height of 1 to 2 feet depending on conditions. Produces
narrow leaves (1/8 inch) that grow lengths of 4-8 inches in length.
Kentucky Bluegrass was introduced into the United States by early
Currently Seedland does NOT sell Forage type Bluegrasses
Bluegrass is NOT tolerant of drought and high temperatures.
Uses: Pasture, limited
use for hay.
Planting Rate: 10-15
lbs an acre August-September or February-March
to be well fertilized. May be grown with a legume.
Management: Grazing to
a height of 1 to 2 inch. increases productivity and maintains a denser sod.
Bluegrass pastures are more productive when clover is a companion crop grown with it.
Grubs, bluegrass bluebug, sod webworms, chinch bugs, frit fly and
Bluegrass is found throughout the United States
and into Canada, except in arid areas. Tennessee is about the
southern boundary for its use, though you will find it used in lawn
applications as far South as Atlanta, Georgia. It is found on over
100 million acres of lawns and pastures in the US. Adapted to
well drained loamy and heavier soil types, especially those soils with
limestone origin. Over 200 species of Bluegrass exist with hundreds
of Kentucky Bluegrass varieties available on the market. A large
selection of these varieties are lawn and sports field types... with only
a smaller number of improved forage varieties available.
BLUEGRASS (Forage Variety)
Forage Bluegrass has excellent early spring green-up and
forage production. It performs well under a variety of management
regimes. Bluegrass is generally tolerant of close grazing and is both
palatable and nutritious for all livestock - horses included.
Available in 50# sizes.
Bluegrass spreads aggressively by rhizomes. Bluegrass creates and excellent cover resulting in a
low percentage of weeds in your pasture. Most Bluegrasses
maintain a fairly dark green color into the advanced stages of seed
ripening and culms are more upright and tolerant to lodging.
BLUEGRASS PLANTING RATES:
- Pastures: 5-20 lbs. / per acre.
Plant on well prepared seed bed. Cover seed 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Seed can be broadcast / cultipacked or drilled for best results.
Can be broadcast after spike or slit aeration on lawns.
More information at
Seedland.com for quotes on 500+ lbs.
Currently Seedland does
NOT sell any
Forage type Bluegrasses
Please visit our online store for
Pasture Grass Seed