Bluegrass Blend – Retail Turf Pricing and Specifications
Bluegrass blend sod is 60% bluegrass, 40% fescue and offers better drought and shade tolerance than bluegrass alone. We recommend bluegrass blend sod for most residential applications, since it holds up well in high traffic areas. Pricing and specifications for bluegrass blend are listed below. Call us at 888-934-5999 to place your order or request a quote for installation. If you plan to install sod yourself, be sure to read our installation guide and use our square footage calculator before ordering!
|BLUEGRASS BLEND||PRICE PER SQ FT|
|10,000 sq ft and up||$0.40 per sq ft|
|7,500 to 9,900 sq ft||$0.55 per sq ft|
|2,000 to 7,400 sq ft||$0.60 per sq ft|
|1,000 to 1,900 sq ft||$0.75 per sq ft|
|10 – 900 sq ft*||$0.90 per sq ft*|
*Quantities of less than 500 sq ft must be purchased in increments of 10 sq ft and picked up at our Franklin, NH location. Pricing for orders of 500 sq ft or more includes delivery within most of NH or northeastern MA. Sod for delivery must be ordered in increments of 100 sq ft. Each pallet requires a $15 deposit, which is refundable when pallets are returned to our location in Franklin, NH. A full pallet holds 500 sq ft of sod.
Bluegrass Blend Characteristics
This cool-season grass has a dark green color and dense, beautiful appearance. Medium leaf texture with excellent leaf uniformity. Forms a strong sod via rhizomes.
Recommended Usage for Bluegrass Blend
Widely adapted basic lawn grass of the cool, humid, semi-arid and temperate regions – recommended for residential and commercial lawns. Also, widely used on sports fields and play areas, parks, cemeteries, commercial lawns and roadsides.
Thrives in cool weather. Will tolerate very cold winters. Undergoes stress during extremely hot weather but will maintain good color and appearance with proper care and watering.
Medium – can go into summer dormancy when irrigation is withheld. Upon return of moisture supply, will green up again. Some varieties have better tolerance to heat and drought.
While shade tolerance is fair to poor for bluegrass alone, our bluegrass blend sod thrives in sunny areas. It will moderately adapt to partial shade.
Bluegrass Blend Lawn Maintenance
Taking good care of your lawn often requires no more work overall than taking poor care of it. A lawn that is properly mowed, fertilized and watered has far fewer problems with weeds, diseases and insects. A well-kept lawn also remains dense and attractive, providing you much more enjoyment and environmental benefits.
Moderate – apply 0.5 to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 5 to 7 days. This will encourage a deep healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth.
Mowing and Thatching
Optimum mowing height is 1.5 to 2 inches for a high quality lawn. Mow regularly with a sharp rotary or reel mower. Allow clippings from frequent mowing to remain on the lawn. Never remove more than 1/3 of the shoot growth at one mowing. Kentucky bluegrass may develop some thatch at higher nitrogen levels. Early fall is the prime time to dethatch.
Soil and Fertilization Needs
Performs best in fertile, non-acid reacting soil with good drainage. Fertilize twice a year in spring and fall. For best results, use a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. Apply 2.5 to 4 lbs. actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per year. For varieties requiring higher nitrogen, also apply fertilizer at 0.5 to I lb. nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. every 4 to 6 weeks. During summer, reduce fertilizer rates by 50%. Water thoroughly after fertilization.
Disease, Weed, and Insect Control
New varieties have improved resistance to diseases such as leafspot, stripe smut, powdery mildew, dollar spot, Typhula blight, summer patch and rusts. If broadleaf weeds need to be controlled with herbicide, the turf should be well established and in vigorous condition. Practically all insects that damage lawns can be controlled biologically or with insecticides. All information is based on average/normal conditions. Individual sites and situations may differ. Therefore, contact your local nursery or county Extension Office for more detailed information on specific maintenance questions.
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