|Common applications: Given its excellent traffic tolerance and cold weather hardiness, this grass is commonly used in sports applications, often in the colder Midwestern states. It’s a good option for high-traffic home lawns when blended with perennial ryegrass and fine fescue.
Germination: Germinates in 3-5 weeks.
Fertilization + Irrigation: Requires higher irrigation and fertilization than most varietals.
Color: Medium green, darker than fescues but lighter than perennial ryegrass.
Sun: Requires full sun.
Weather tolerance: Tolerates colder winters and extended snow cover.
Traffic: Excellent hardiness to foot traffic and recovers well.
Texture: Has a medium blade texture.
pH preference: Thrives in a lightly acidic to moderate pH soil.
Mowing: Mow to 2 inches, at the shortest, and never cut off more than 1/3 of the blade height at a time.