To avoid dryout, newly planted Bluegrass should be watered daily 2-4 times per day, depending on the temperature, for the first two weeks. For the next two weeks, continue to water daily but reduce the amount of water. Once established, watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. Many factors influence lawn water requirements. A healthy, high-quality bluegrass lawn may need up to 2.25 inches of water per week under hot, dry, windy summer days. It may much require less when the weather is cool or cloudy.
The minimum height for Bluegrass lawns is 2 inches. The preferred mowing height is 2-3 inches. Mowing less than the recommended height can result in decreased drought and heat tolerance and higher incidence of insects, diseases and weeds. Mow Bluegrass often enough so no more than 1/3 of the grass height is removed at any single mowing to prevent scalping. Mow every 3-4 days during the spring when it is actively growing, but only once every 7-10 days when growth is slowed by heat, drought, or cold.
The below comments are meant only as a general guideline and should be adjusted according to conditions. Soil tests are encouraged to establish a scientific basis for fertility decisions.
Nitrogen is the most important nutrient for promoting good turf color and growth. Do not over stimulate the turf with excess Nitrogen, especially during spring and summer. Balanced fertilizers contain various amounts of phosphorus, potassium, iron, and sulfur. They are a good safeguard against a potential nutrient deficiency.
March–April: ½-1 Lb N/ 1000 Sq.Ft.
May–June: 1 Lb N / 1000 Sq.Ft.
July–August: Not Required
September-November: 1-2 Lb N / 1000 Sq.Ft.
Medium to Dark Green
Very uniform and Dense
Bluegrass tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types but is best suited to well drained fertile soils.
Very aggressive, low, spreading growth habit, make bluegrass well suited for high traffic areas and sports fields.