For many lawn owners globally, Kentucky bluegrass is synonymous with the ideal lawn. It produces a dense, lush, durable lawn thanks to its thick, strong roots and a drought-resistant texture. However, this grass requires some maintenance to look its best. To get the most out of your bluegrass lawn, you will have to mow it regularly and water it.
Due to these minor drawbacks, you may be hesitant to utilize the grass for your lawn. To help convince, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article discussing the advantages of Kentucky bluegrass. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on as we discuss four notable reasons why Kentucky bluegrass makes a great lawn
Kentucky Bluegrass: It Heals Itself
Lawns are prone to getting patchy. Luckily, this isn’t a problem with Kentucky bluegrass. Bluegrass spreads underground utilizing a rhizome system. In thin areas caused by neglect, disease, insect damage, lack of sunlight, or traffic, the rhizomes move to fill in these light spots and repair themselves so that the turf can grow back in its damaged areas. No other northern turf type offers this vital benefit.
It Has a Long Life
While Kentucky bluegrass can take up to 21 days to provide the optimal conditions for bluegrass germination, it can last a lifetime. And while the long germination period is still a little problematic, there are ways to get around it. First, you have to plant a nurse crop of perennial ryegrass, which germinates in mere days. Then, as the bluegrass thickens over several months, the ryegrass will be crowded out, and the lawn will become all bluegrass literally.
It Looks Great
Once established, bluegrass sod forms a thick carpet of turf that makes it nearly impossible to feel the soil underneath. This makes up an extensive and lush lawn that looks stunning. Of course, it looks great, but no grass turf feels as good on wandering bare feet!
It’s Incredibly Resilient
Again, bluegrass’s remarkable quality is that it can fill in areas when the kid’s sports activities tear out divots or even larger areas. The grass will begin to grow back immediately and fill in the damaged area. This “healing” activity will only occur when adequate water and fertilizer are provided. One area measuring six inches across can fill in naturally during one growing season.
We hope this article proves to be helpful when it comes to helping you gain a better understanding of what makes Kentucky bluegrass an excellent option for your lawn. If you pick Kentucky bluegrass for your lawn, plan a maintenance program as part of your selection process. No grass variety will increase, even if it looks good at first.
Still, building a beautiful Kentucky bluegrass lawn can be a wonderfully rewarding and property-enhancing exercise. For those who need help with your lawn, we suggest reaching out to landscaping professionals who can help you grow out and maintain your lawn.
If you need sodding, turn to Clear Cut Group. We offer landscape maintenance services at a reasonable price for residential and commercial properties in the Greater Toronto Area. Get a fast quote now!