AMERICAN BLUEGRASS – SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL SOD!!
American Bluegrass is a well chosen blend of different Kentucky Bluegrasses that are recognized for their dark blue green color.The leaf blades are medium to fine, creating the soft feel we expect from bluegrass. It has a fine leaf texture that makes it luxurious to walk barefoot on……. something you would want to take your shoes off and run through. American Blue is chosen for drought tolerance and performs well in full sun or shade. We offer quality sod that grows from new seed each year. It can make any yard a lush and green lawn for many years to come.
American Blue compared to older varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass. Notice the color difference even after years of the same cultural practices.
Dark blue-green color
Medium to fine leaf texture
Full sun to shade
You may be thinking, “I’ve seen a lot of grass and none of it’s blue!” You’re right. Kentucky Bluegrass (KB) is a funny name, as it turns out, because it didn’t come from Kentucky and lawns of KB are green, not blue.
Although it’s the most popular grass in North America, Kentucky Bluegrass isn’t native to North America. Instead, it’s native to Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. European settlers most likely brought it with them when they settled in North America.
Kentucky Bluegrass forms beautiful, lush green lawns. Its root system interweaves in a way that makes it particularly dense.
TICKLING YOUR TOES!!
When you think of walking barefoot on a beautiful carpet of green grass, it’s KB you’re thinking of. KB is used often in parks and to create sports fields, too.
In the summer, KB will grow about one to two inches per week in normal weather conditions. Experts recommend mowing lawns at a height of about two inches for an ideal lawn. As KB is not named for its leaves because they’re always green. Since it’s used mainly for lawns and kept short, it always appears green.
The Kentucky part of KB came about as a result of Europeans naming the northern part of modern-day Kentucky the Bluegrass Region, because of the huge meadows of blue-flowered grass that grew there. If you’re lucky enough to find a field of KB that has grown to its natural height, you’ll definitely see where the name bluegrass comes from!