General Info Charts

Creeping Bentgrass

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height
Agrotis palustris Stolens
6-14
Medium
Medium/Quick
1/8”
High
High
Fair
Fair
Fair
Poor/Fair
Excellent
Good
6-7,000,000/lb
1-2 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.5-1 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.25-0.8/1000 sq ft
0.15-0.8”





Colonial Bentgrass

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height

Agrotis tenuis
Rhizomes
4-14
Medium
Medium/Quick
1/8”
Medium/High
Medium/High
Fair
Fair
Fair
Fair
Good
5-8,000,000/lb
2-3 lbs/1000 sq ft
1-2 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.25-0.8/1000 sq ft
0.15-0.8”





Chewings Fescue

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height
Festuca ruba commutata
Bunch
10-21
Medium
Slow/Moderate
1/25
Moderate
High
Very Good
Fair
Good
Very Good
Fair
385,000/lb
4-6 lbs/1000 sq ft
2-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.1-0.3/1000 sq ft
2-4
”

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Creeping Red Fescue

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height
Festuca ruba ruba
Tiller
7-14
Medium
Slow/Moderate
1/25”
Low/Moderate
Moderate
Very Good
Poor
Good
Very Good
Poor
3-5,000,000/lb
4-6 lbs/1000 sq ft
2-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.1-0.3/1000 sq ft
2-4”





Hard Fescue

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height
Festuca ovina
Bunch
10-21
Slow/Medium
Slow/Moderate
1/25
Moderate
Moderate
Very Good
Fair
Very Good
Excellent
Poor
500,000/lb
4-6 lbs/1000 sq ft
2-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.1-0.3/1000 sq ft
2-4
”





Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height

Festuca arundinacea
Bunch
7-21
Medium
Moderate
1/6”
Low/Moderate
Low/Moderate
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
225,000/lb
3-5 lbs/1000 sq ft
2-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.1-0.3/1000 sq ft
2-4”

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Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height

Lolium perenne
Bunch
6-10
Quick
Quick
1/8”
High
Low
Good
Fair
Very Good
Good
Excellent
2-3,000,000/lb
4-7 lbs/1000 sq ft
2-5 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.3-0.8/1000 sq ft
0.5-3”

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Kentucky Bluegrass

Scientific Name
Growth Habit
Days to Germinate
Establish Rate
Leaf Growth
Leaf Width
Weed Suppression
Thatch
Shade Tolerance
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Traffic/Wear Tolerance
App. No. Seeds/lb
New Lawns Seeds/lb
Existing Lawns Sds/lb
Nitrogen p/Month
Mowing Height

Poa pratensis
Rhizomes
7-21
Slow
Slow/Moderate
1/8”
Moderate
Moderate/High
Fair/Good
Good
Good
Very Good
Good
1-2,000,000/lb
2-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
1-2 lbs/1000 sq ft
0.2-0.6/1000 sq ft
1-2”

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