Varieties of Grass
At Liberty Sod Farm we strive to provide the highest quality grass to our customers. We start with the highest quality seed (Gold Tag Seed). We use two types of sod grass that are best suited for our region. Sod Grass that will thrive in a sunshade mix along with being able to last through the heat of summer and the cold winter.
Kentucky Bluegrass is the most widely used turfgrass in the Tri-State area. About 95% of all lawns and parks are Kentucky Bluegrass. Bluegrass produces a fine dense textured turf which can stand up to heavy traffic and use. Bluegrass is a rhizomatous turf that spreads through underground roots (or rhizomes) and produces new grass plants to stay dense and thick. It is deep green in color and is very heat and cold tolerant. Bluegrass also is very drought resistant and will go dormant in the heat of the summer if not watered. Once it cools down in the fall and warms up in the spring, bluegrass fills itself in. If you want a fine lawn that can take a lot of abuse from kids and dogs, bluegrass is an excellent choice.
- Can become dormant & survive 1 to 2 months without irrigation once it is established
- Uses 24" to 26" of supplemental irrigation per year for high turf quality
- Uses 15" to 20" of supplemental irrigation per year for lower turf quality
- Best grass for high use areas and dogs
Fescue is sometimes used due to its ability to go longer between watering. Fescue is able to develop a deep root system in properly amended, deep tilled so it can capture water from a greater soil depth. This can translate into less irrigation or fewer waterings per week. Tall Fescue is very heat and cold tolerant, it has good green color and a medium size blade.
- Uses 20" to 22" of supplemental irrigation per year for high turf quality if its roots deep and subsurface moisture is present
- Can root very deep and pulls water from deeper down in the soil. Deep soil prep is recommended prior to sodding. (link to Preparing for Sod)
- Good turf quality, medium green, medium texture