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About Blue Ridge Kentucky Bluegrass
The most outstanding feature of Blue Ridge Elite Kentucky Bluegrass
is its exceptional color and performance under low fertility and irrigation, making it one
of the most desirable bluegrass varieties available. Its high
tiller density provides a thick carpet that will stand up to the
abuses of high traffic associated with parks and athletic fields.
Sod producers and homeowners enjoy Blue Ridge’s dwarf growth characteristics, which result in less mowing and
reduced maintenance costs.
Characteristics of BlueRidge KBG
Excellent Color Ratings
First-class Spring Green Up & Summer Density
- Strong performance with low fertility and irrigation
Impressive Summer Heat & Drought Tolerance
Overall Disease Resistance
Recommended Use For BlueRidge Kentucky Bluegrass:
(Fairways, Tees and Roughs)
Parks & Home Lawns
Zones For BlueRidge Kentucky Bluegrass
3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8 (may not be adaptable to all areas within each climatic zone)
Establishment & Maintenance of BlueRidge Kentucky Bluegrass
Blue Ridge, like all bluegrass’s, requires 2 - 3 weeks for complete
germination. Color may be observed before that time, however in
good growing weather where soil temperatures are above
65º F (18º C),
expect 8 to 10 weeks for a complete stand of grass. The first
mowing may be expected in about six weeks. Blue Ridge
possesses good mowing qualities and can be maintained at cutting a
cutting height ranging from 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches (36 – 50 mm).
Blue Ridge does well in sand or heavy clay soils, and like
all bluegrasses, performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.
Three to five pounds N per 1,000 square feet per year is adequate in
most areas of the United States. However, because of Blue
Ridge’s dark genetic color, lower fertilizer rates may produce
an acceptable color.
Rates For BlueRidge Kentucky Bluegrass
Sod Farms, Golf
Fairways 100 lbs per acre
Athletic Fields, Parks 80 - 100 lbs per acre
Golf Tees, Home Lawns 2 - 3 lbs per 1000 sq. ft.
This variety was bred and developed at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
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