Lawn Varieties
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Perennial Bluegrass
Perennial Bluegrass

Characteristics of Perennial Bluegrass

Perennial Bluegrass is another cool season lawn producing a quality and luxurious turf. Best suited to the colder highlands of NSW and Victoria, as well as Tasmania, and unsuitable for warmer climates. Perennial Bluegrass if often mixed with other Cool Season grasses such as Perennial Ryegrass or Fine Fescue, which allow greater tolerance to shade, as well as wear resistance. Sun requirements for this turf are high, as well as needing a good supply of water available for it's lawn care.

Listed and known by many variety names, each lawn variety performs slightly differently to the other under different climatic, water, and soil conditions. So it may be wise to experiment with different lawn varieties to find one that suits your environment best. Researching local turf farms in your local area can also be a good idea to discover the lawn varieties they sell, because the turf grower would have already done the hard research work to discover the best cool season lawn variety for your area.

Seed packets will generally contain up to 3 separate varieties of Bluegrass, which allows for the better lawn variety for your area to naturally become dominant. Seed packets will also often contain other species such as Perennial Ryegrass or Fescues for the reasons already mentioned, of improved traffic and shade tolerance.

Like all cool season grasses, lawn mowing heights should remain at a minimum of 40 mm to ensure health and maintain a luxurious softness, as well as to aid in disease and pest prevention.

Perennial Bluegrass can be used to over-seed bare patches in warm season grasses during the winter months. It is best to over-seed before mid-Autumn arrives to give the lawn enough time to germinate and establish, in order to provide the thick green coverage desired over Winter. Do not over-seed an entire Warm Season lawn, only over-seed known bare patches. As the weather begins to warm up again, With normal lawn care Perennial Bluegrass will die of, allowing the Warm Season grass to re-establish again for the Summer months.



Leaf Type

Type

Aggressiveness

Traffic Tolerance

Sun Requirements

Shade Tolerance

Salt Tolerance

Ideal pH



Botanical Name

Also Know As

Varieties
Fine | Medium | Coarse

Warm Season | Cool Season

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Poor | Good | Excellent

Poor | Good | Excellent

6.5 - 7.0



Poa pratensis

Kentucky Bluegrass

Many other names




All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Buffalo grass lawn in heavy seed The Reason For Lawns Seeding All...
IMAGE
Winter Lawn Care Beautiful Winter Lawns Having a great looking lawn...
IMAGE
Shady Area By Kate Wall 'New Content' Even the best laid lawn can...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Lawn Top Dressing Reasons For Top Dressing Lawns Top dressing lawns...
IMAGE
Couch Invading Buffalo Killing An Invading Grass Species With so many...
IMAGE
Buffalo Seed Heads The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed One of...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about...
IMAGE
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking,...
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Lawn Mowing Heights Deciding On Lawn Mowing Heights Choosing the...
IMAGE
Raise Mowing Heights For Soft Buffalo Lawns One of the biggest...
IMAGE
Lawn mower maintenance Preparing For A New Lawn Mowing Season Spring...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Crabgrass How To Kill Crowsfoot Grass / Crabgrass Crabgrass is of...
IMAGE
Common Kikuyu Invading Buffalo Is Your Buffalo Really A Buffalo...
IMAGE
Fairy Ring with Mushrooms How To Kill Fairy Rings Fairy Rings appear...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
A Palmetto Soft Buffalo Lawn Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Palmetto,...
IMAGE
Matilda - a soft leaf buffalo lawn photo courtesy of Matilda...
IMAGE
A warm season Couch lawn What Are Warm Season Grasses Grasses are...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Different lawn types available in Australia, including independent and unbiased reviews of popular brands of turf for sale in Australia today
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
Bowling Greens are watered once a week and mowed twice a day.
They can do this because they water very heavily and deeply, resulting in the lawn sending down very deep roots past the evaporation level, so the lawn always has access to adequate water.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
lawn grubs and disease control video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Borax Ant Killer Recipe This method of ant control creates a mixture of a few ingredients...
IMAGE
Top Organic Lawn Care Tips The goals of Organic Lawn Care are to naturally reduce the...
IMAGE
Fix Lawn Problems As Quickly As Possible Reducing the use of chemical treatments and reducing...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
IMAGE
The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
IMAGE
Roadsides are perfect for Zoysia Zoysia - The Great Choice For Low & Medium Use Government...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
IMAGE
Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
IMAGE
As many people who have visited The Lawn Guide over the years, and since our first launch in...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information