Skye Elite Kentucky Bluegrass

Slow growing bluegrass that requires less mowing and lower maintenance costs

A popular choice for sod farms, homeowners, and turf professionals, Skye’s ability to quickly fill in and recover from injury makes it ideal for high traffic. Children and pets will love Skye for its ability to withstand their active lifestyle.
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

Superior Sod Strength

The 2001 National Turf Evaluation Program deemed Skye to have the strongest sod out of 173 varieties.

TOLERANCE

Skye is salt, drought, and cold tolerant, making it ideal for low maintenance laws in any climate.
HeatAbility to tolerate heat stress caused by warm temperatures and/or limited water availability 
DroughtAbility to tolerate periods of limited water availability 
Sub-FreezingAbility to tolerate freezing temperatures for an extended period of time 
ShadeAbility to tolerate low light conditions caused by plant competition 
FloodAbility 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. Kentucky bluegrass grows best on well-drained, fertile soils in full sunlight.
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

These varieties (compact) are generally lower-growing and more compact than other bluegrasses. Compact types tend to resist leaf spot and, when maintained at a 1/2-inch mowing height, can be very high in overall turfgrass quality.
Tom Samples
Professor and John Sorochan, Associate Professor Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee