KentuckyBluegrass A-34 Blend (Sod)
Our Kentucky Bluegrass A-34 Blend is has all the things people love about Kentucky Blue, but with some extra perks. Like Kentucky Bluegrass, it is a fine-to-medium textured, cool season grass that tolerates cold, heat and shade well. It is also resistant to disease and insects. This highly recuperative blend is perfect for athletic fields, golf courses and other areas with a lot of traffic.
Kentucky Bluegrass is the most beautiful and hardy of the cool- season grasses. Bluegrass is used for both residential and commercial lawns. Also widely used for athletic fields and parks
COLOR & TEXTURE
Medium blue- green color. Medium-fine blades, with high grass plant density and excellent leaf uniformity; superior weed resistance.
Performs best in moist, well drained, fertile, medium-textured soils. Kentucky Bluegrass has performed well in clay, loam and sandy soils. It is very adaptive and will succeed in most soils in Colorado. Problem soils include high salt content and soils that don’t drain well.
As low as 0.5″ in direct sun; 2.5 inches in shade. Never mow off more than 1/3 the blade height. Keep cutting blades sharp to prevent leaf tearing which can lead to fungal problems and poor visual quality. Frequency should be 2 to 3 times per week.
Newly planted turf should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first 10 to 14 days to avoid dry out. Thereafter as needed to prevent visual wilt or foot prints are still visible 30 minutes after walking on the grass.
Average weekly water requirement for a Lawn in Colorado:
April May June July Aug Sept Oct
.25 .75 1.25 1.25 1 .75 .5
0.4 to 0.8 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month when combined with recommended phosphorous and potassium. Avoid N applications during hot dry months (July-August) this will only increase plant demands for water. A good rule of thumb is to think holidays (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor day and Halloween) Good slow release fertilizer can be applied around each of these holidays. If you want to cut water requirements substitute Iron or micronutrients for the July application. Good balanced fertilizer 15-15-15-3F, 21-14-5-3F or 20-20-10-3F. Halloween application should be a good quality winterizer.
To lay sod, we recommend that you start with 4 yards per 1000 sq. foot of organic compost that is tilled into the soil. This provides a good soil base that allows the roots to grow and establish strongly. The organic compost will help maintain moisture. This will keep the sod green and vibrant in the future. When laying the sod, stagger the seams so that you don’t have a checker board. Water the sod as soon as it is laid. Then continue to water as needed to keep the sod moist until it is established. Colorado winters are dry and windy which is really hard on your lawn. Consider winter watering the sod when your irrigation system is off; the additional water to keep the turf healthier.
Note: Make sure you are using an approved compost for your area. Check with your city to see if you need water permits and soil permits.
Tip: Consider using Hydretain soil treatment when installing new sod. It will save a lot of water and help the sod get established…
Dreamscapes Landscape Center
6100 E. 104th Ave.
Northglenn, CO 80233
Telephone: 303-288-8877 • Fax: 303-288-8855
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