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Perennial Bluegrass

Characteristics of Perennial Bluegrass

Perennial Bluegrass is another cool season lawn producing a quality and luxurious turf. Best suited to the colder highlands of NSW and Victoria, as well as Tasmania, and unsuitable for warmer climates. Perennial Bluegrass if often mixed with other Cool Season grasses such as Perennial Ryegrass or Fine Fescue, which allow greater tolerance to shade, as well as wear resistance. Sun requirements for this turf are high, as well as needing a good supply of water available for it's lawn care.

Listed and known by many variety names, each lawn variety performs slightly differently to the other under different climatic, water, and soil conditions. So it may be wise to experiment with different lawn varieties to find one that suits your environment best. Researching local turf farms in your local area can also be a good idea to discover the lawn varieties they sell, because the turf grower would have already done the hard research work to discover the best cool season lawn variety for your area.

Seed packets will generally contain up to 3 separate varieties of Bluegrass, which allows for the better lawn variety for your area to naturally become dominant. Seed packets will also often contain other species such as Perennial Ryegrass or Fescues for the reasons already mentioned, of improved traffic and shade tolerance.

Like all cool season grasses, lawn mowing heights should remain at a minimum of 40 mm to ensure health and maintain a luxurious softness, as well as to aid in disease and pest prevention.

Perennial Bluegrass can be used to over-seed bare patches in warm season grasses during the winter months. It is best to over-seed before mid-Autumn arrives to give the lawn enough time to germinate and establish, in order to provide the thick green coverage desired over Winter. Do not over-seed an entire Warm Season lawn, only over-seed known bare patches. As the weather begins to warm up again, With normal lawn care Perennial Bluegrass will die of, allowing the Warm Season grass to re-establish again for the Summer months.



Leaf Type

Type

Aggressiveness

Traffic Tolerance

Sun Requirements

Shade Tolerance

Salt Tolerance

Ideal pH



Botanical Name

Also Know As

Varieties
Fine | Medium | Coarse

Warm Season | Cool Season

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Poor | Good | Excellent

Poor | Good | Excellent

6.5 - 7.0



Poa pratensis

Kentucky Bluegrass

Many other names




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