Prefers rich fertile soil, well drained with lots of sun. The underground roots spread to fill in thin areas to a thick lawn. Kentucky Bluegrass goes dormant in hot, dry weather but it will recover when rain and cooler temperatures return. It can take up to 28 days for Kentucky Bluegrass to germinate under ideal conditions.
A fine leafed grass that is drought tolerant, low maintenance, and withstands the shade. Extremely winter hardy. Under ideal conditions it can take 20 days to germinate.
A fine leafed fescue that likes shady areas and low fertility soils, chewing fescue is aggressive and resistant to many diseases.
Tall Fescue has a slightly wider blade than other fescues. Tall Fescue tolerates heat and drought exceptionally well because of its deep root system.
A fine leafed grass that likes damp soils and withstands shade. Used mostly in shade mixtures.
A fine leafed companion grass in any mixture or great for overseeding because of its quick germination. Many varieties are endorphyte enhanced that show some resistance to leaf feeding insects.
An exceptionally quick germinating grass, used as companion in some mixtures.
Most often used on golf courses due to the high level of maintenance required and the ability to mow very short and often.
Used on steep slopes and banks to help with erosion control. It forms an attractive ground cover that may take up to 2 years to establish. Crown Vetch has a purple flower. It will not tolerate being cut or sprayed.
A nitrogen fixing capacity that benefits the grass that grows with it as well as competing against the unwanted weeds.