Starr Elite Kentucky Bluegrass

Rapid establishment and year-round turf density

Starr’s winter color is superior to that of many elite type bluegrasses and has early spring green up characteristics, making this bluegrass one of the best in summer performance available today.
Species/Variety
Lifespan
Root Structure
Sunlight
pH
Bluegrass/Kentucky
Perennial
Rhizomatous
8 Hrs Direct Sunlight
5.8-7.0

Tolerates or is useful for

Somewhat tolerant or useful for

Is not tolerant or useful for

BENEFITS

Kentucky bluegrass produces a dense, lush, and durable lawn that is the most commercially valuable cool-season turfgrass in America. It has excellent winter hardiness and vigorous growth during the cool seasons of fall and spring.
Color Dark Green
Texture Medium to Fine
Weed Suppression
Quick Regrowth
Disease Resistance
Traffic Resilience
Sod Strength
Germination Speed

Starr Power

Starr Kentucky bluegrass had the best multiyear average turf quality during the 2018-2019 National Turf Evaluation Program.

TOLERANCE

In the 2018 National Turfgrass Evaluation Trial in Amherst, MA. Starr Kentucky Bluegrass (GO-2628) was one of the highest rated products trialed for wear tolerance.
Heat Ability to tolerate heat stress caused by warm temperatures and/or limited water availability
Drought Ability to tolerate periods of limited water availability
Sub-Freezing Ability to tolerate freezing temperatures for an extended period of time
Shade Ability to tolerate low light conditions caused by plant competition
Flood Ability to tolerate standing water or flooded areas for a limited period of time

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PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

The ideal dates to plant Kentucky Bluegrass Seed is between September 15th and November 1st, when soil temperatures are between 50-60 degrees.
Seed rate 3 lbs per 1,000 square feet.
Planting depth 1/4 to 1/2 inch
ideal soil Well-drained, fertile soils, in full sunlight
Dethatching Every year or two

RESEARCH

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When we cut the CC mix in early October, the Frosty was over waist high and growing profusely. The cattle intake on the grazed cover crop was outstanding. I was able to graze the cover crop mix twice.
Jeremy Sweeten
Hay/Beef Farmer
Eastern Michigan