I planted a Black Beauty Ultra lawn in eastern Massachusetts this May and it is already starting to look great. However I'm concerned about how the lawn might change over the next few years.
I chose the Black Beauty Ultra because I wanted species diversity, but now I see some universities don't recommend mixing perennial ryegrass with turf type tall fescue. For example Rutgers found that the aggressiveness of perennial ryegrass can result in turf stands consisting of 90% or greater perennial ryegrass when as a little as 5% perennial ryegrass (by weight) was included in the seed mixture.
Has anyone seen a Black Beauty Ultra lawn that is a few years old? Has the ryegrass dominated the stand?
June 21, 2013
RE: How does a Black Beauty Ultra lawn age?
by Jonathan Green > June 21, 2013 2:19 PM
Hi Michael - We have been researching and developing the Black Beauty family of grass varieties for years and have found that the perennial reygrass does not dominate the lawn even years after planted. We have worked carefully to breed a superior grass plant that is naturally dark green in color, uniform in blade and stands up to drought and heat stress. It has been grown by sod growers across the country who can attest to its superiority. If you would like to see recent photos taken of Black Beauty please visit our Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathangreeninc