Supreme Bluegrass Blend is a 3-way blend of three very good top performing Kentucky Blue grass cultivars. This Kentucky Bluegrass seed blend will contain 3 varieties from the following list depending on what is available: Blue Ghost, Midnight, Rhythm, Rugby II, and Mercury Kentucky Bluegrasses. The three cultivars mixed together in one high performing KBG seed blend give you a dense, lush, dark green turf. A grass seed blend is an excellent choice for growing Kentucky Bluegrass lawn.
Blue Ghost is a unique hybrid that is quick to establish even under adverse conditions, and it forms a high quality turf that persists under a broad range of weather and soil conditions. It has a high salt tolerance. It is widely adaptable from Northern areas into the Transition Zone and from East to West. Blue Ghost blends well with other grasses and is key to genetic diveristy in turf applications.
Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is more than capable and this elite variety is ready to show its colors. Midnight is a very dark green and it forms a dense and durable sod. It resists disease and won't take over your mixed species lawn. It has a very fine leaf texture and grows lower and slower than most Bluegrasses. You'll enjoy the benefits of this outstanding grass seed for many years to come.
Mercury is a dark green, medium textured variety with exceptional uniformity. It performs well in shade, yet it is also a good summer performer with good heat and drought tolerance. Mercury is recommended for use as a high quality component in turfgrass blends and mixtures. It has excellent durability for sports fields, playgrounds, parks and home lawns. Mercury has a slower than normal vertical growth rate which is desirable as it requires less mowing. It also has excellent disease resistance.
Rhythm is a new generation Compact-Midnight-type Kentucky Bluegrass. Rhythm exhibits darker genetic color and improved resistance to leaf spot diseases when compared with competing varieties. Rhythm Kentucky Bluegrass also demonstrated better density and winter color than other Midnight types in recent trials at Rutgers University. Rhythm was developed for heat tolerance. It is an excellent choice for areas in the southern edge of the Bluegrass growing region. It is wear tolerant and repairs itself with rhizomes.
Rugby II scored among the top 14 entries in a recent NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass trial under medium-high maintenance. It ranked in the top 10 in Indiana, Illinois, Washington state, Missouri, Rhode Island and Alberta, Canada. Rugby II showed strong quality performance at a cutting height of ½ inch. It was the #1 entry out of 3000 experimental varieties in a recent close cutting trial in Post Falls, ID. It was immune to several Poa annua control chemicals commonly used for fairway maintenance.
MeritMerit is an improved variety of Kentucky Bluegrass with excellent turf quality and moderate green color. It has intermediate rhizomatous tillering and resistance to leaf spot, dollar spot and fusarium blight. It shows early spring green up.
- Kentucky Bluegrass lawn seed typically emerges in 14 - 21 days. First mowing is typically three weeks after emergence.
Seeding Rate & Planting Time
- New turf: Sow 2 - 3 pounds Kentucky Blue grass seed per 1,000 square feet or 80 -120 lbs per acre
- Over-seeding: Sow 1 - 1 1/2 pounds Kentucky Bluegrass seed per 1,000 square feet or 40 - 60 lbs per acre for broadcast over-seeding
- Planting: Plant Kentucky Bluegrass Supreme seed when soil temperature reaches 55 degrees in spring up until a minimum of 8 weeks before frost in fall