Kentucky Bluegrass




Kentucky Bluegrass — Kentucky Bluegrass Installation in O'Fallon, MO
Kentucky bluegrass is the most common cool season grass. It has been around for many years and proven to create high quality lawns in Northern areas of the U.S. It spreads by rhizomes and tillers and forms a dense sod. This attribute makes it less expensive to cultivate and the economical choice for sod.

Kentucky bluegrass has a moderate growth pattern and spreads with rhizomes, so it will fill in bare spots under the right growing conditions. The grass will go dormant in hot, dry weather as well as during the cold winter months. Kentucky bluegrass develops a shallow root system that is not drought tolerant. If given regular watering during prolonged drought conditions, it will come back.

It does not perform well in extremely shady areas and is not recommended for extremely hot climates. Bluegrass will require closely monitored supplemental irrigation during hot, dry periods. In St. Louis, its performance will vary from year to year depending on weather conditions. Keeven Brothers bluegrass sod is established with selected cultivars that have been rigorously tested in local NTEP trials. Their selected blend of cultivars is composed of proven high performers in the different local climate conditions of the St. Louis region.


  • Texture: Fine
  • Color: Dark Green
  • Shade Tolerance: Poor
  • Heat Tolerance: Poor
  • Drought Tolerance: Fair
  • Mowing height: 2" - 3"
  • Cold Tolerance: Good
  • Disease and Insect Resistance: Fair
  • Traffic: Fair
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Water: Needs regular watering, will survive droughts by going into a dormant state
  • Fertilization: Needs Regular Fertilization