Does your front yard look like green hay? Are you thinking, “Where did all these weeds come from in my lawn?”? Rest assured, weeds are not taking over your lawn. That “green hay” is new turf grass! Kentucky bluegrass in fact. This is the main type of grass in Ohio. Kentucky bluegrass grass produces underground stems that create new grass. This helps your lawn get thicker, healthier, and stronger.
Healthier lawns are winter-hardy and capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and moisture. Keep an eye on your lawn during hot summer months. Kentucky bluegrass requires additional lawn watering. There are some additional things that you can do to keep your lawn looking thick and green all summer long.
- Kentucky bluegrass benefits from moist well drained soil
- Irrigate deeply in summer months – keeps your lawn greener
- Heavy shade causes a problem with this type of grass – performs best in full sun
- Routinely fertilize
- Mow high – at least 3-1/2″
- For full shaded areas use a blend of Kentucky Blue Grass and Fine Fescue
- Soil test your lawn – Kentucky bluegrass does not do well in an acidic environment
Brookside Lawn Service offers custom lawn care plans including fertilization, soil aeration, over-seedinng, and soil testing. contact us today for your free lawn analysis 888.701.LAWN.