Seeding (1 to 3 pounds per 1000 sq.ft.) or sodding. Because it is slow to establish and because seedlings are weak, do not overseed Kentucky bluegrass seed into dense stands of established turf. Poor competitor until established.
Refer to the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) website (www.ntep.org) for additional varieties and performance data at various locations. Look for trial sites and maintenance levels most similar to your own.
Common types: Kenblue, Park, South Dakota Certified.
Improved types: A-34, Adelphi, Baron, Birka, Bonnieblue, Bristol, Eclipse, Enmundi, Glade, H-7, I-13, Majestic, Merit, Midnight, Mystic, Parade, Plush, Ram 1, Sydsport, Touchdown, Vantage, Victa.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Subject to invasion by all weeds found in turfgrass.
Most popular cool season turfgrass with many cultivars available. High temperature tolerance can affect turf in the transition zone; absence of water in summer can cause plants to go dormant; vigorous cultivars grown under intense maintenance are prone to thatch production.