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TURFGRASS FOR PARKS & CEMETERIES

ITEM

COMMENTS

Seeding Rate
lbs./1000 sq.ft.
Zones
Appear-
ance
Wear-
ability
Fertilizer Require-
ment
Drought Toler-
ance
Heat Toler-
ance
Cold Toler-
ance
Shade Toler-
ance
Degree of Main-
tenance
Mowing Height (inches)
Best
Adapts
MIXTURES AND BLENDS
Millenia
Advanced Tall Fescue Blend
Outstanding blend of the best, new varieties.
10-12
1,2,4
3
E
VG
L
VG
VG
VG
VG
L
1-3
Triple Crown
Turf Type Tall Fescue Blend
Excellent for all uses, high mowing height for best appearance.
10-12
1,2,4
3
VG
VG
L
VG
VG
G
VG
L
2-3
Triple Crown ’Dwarf‘
Tall Fescue Blend
Same quality as Triple Crown, lower growing.
10-12
1,2,4
3
VG
VG
L
VG
VG
G
VG
L
1.5-2
Imperial
Rye Blue Mixture
Best in cooler areas, fine textured, sun or shade. Contains all improved varieties.
10-12
4,5
1,2
E
G
M
F
G
G
F
M
1.5-2
Royal Blue
KY Bluegrass Blend
All Bluegrass blend, cool areas only.
4-6
4,5
1
E
V
M
P
F
E
F
M
1.5-2
Shady Lawn
Mixture
Fine texture, proven shade tolerance.
8-10
4,5
1,2
E
P
M
P
P
VG
E
M
1.5-2
Grand Slam
Turf Type Perennial Rye Blend
All fine textured Perennial Rye, ideal for overseeding, tolerates low mowing in winter.
10-12
1,2,4
3
E
VG
M
F
F
G
F
M
1-2
Tuf-Turf
Mixture
General utility – coarse texture
12
1,2,4
3
F
VG
L
VG
VG
G
G
L
2-3
Landscape
Mixture
All Purpose
10-12
1,2,4
3
F
G
L
G
VG
G
F
L
2-3
SINGLE SPECIES
Bermudagrass
Cynodon dactylon
Outstanding durability, thatch build up, winter dormancy. Variety Sultan is denser, better looking than common.
3-4
1,2,4
G
E
M
E
E
P
P
M
1-1.5
Tall Fescue
Turf-Type
Check website for current varieties.
10
1,2,4
3
G
E
L
VG
VG
G
VG
L
2-3
Matador
Dwarf Fescue
Outstanding variety. Popular for sod production.
10
1,2,4
3
E
E
L
VG
VG
G
VG
L
1-2
Bonzai 2000
Double Dwarf Fescue
Improved, new Bonsai variety. Dwarf growth habit means less mowing.
10
1,2,4
3
E
E
L
VG
VG
G
VG
L
1-2
Kikuyu Improved Variety: AZ-1
1-2
1,2,4
3
G
E
L
VG
E
G
VG
L
1-2
Perennial Ryegrass
Turf-Type
Check website for current varieties.
7-10
1,2,4
3
EG
VG
M
F
F
G
F
M
1-2
KEY: (E) = Excellent, (VG) = Very Good, (G) = Good, (F) = Fair, (P) = Poor, (L) = Low, (M) = Medium, (H) = High

ZONE #

CLIMATE TYPE

1
2
3
4
5

Southern Coastal and Foothills
Interior Valley
Desert
Northern Coast and Foothills
Mountains


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