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Best Grass Seed for Kentucky

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The knowledgeable team at Jonathan Green has the expertise to give you advice about the best grass seed to plant in Kentucky.

The Jonathan Green name has represented genetically superior grass seed, innovation, integrity, determination, and a commitment to excellence since 1881. Today, six generations later, we remain committed to producing superior lawn and garden products.

We supply grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, and homeowners throughout the United States.

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Cool season grasses flourish across cooler northern climates and into the “transition zone” where cool and warm regions overlap, such as Kentucky. We recommend the following Jonathan Green Black Beauty® grass seed mixtures:

  • Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed – This original Jonathan Green grass seed blend is grown by sod growers across the USA. It grows roots up to 4′ deep and produces a naturally darker-green turf with improved disease resistance and drought tolerance thanks to a waxy leaf coating that helps preserve moisture and wards off stress from heat, cold, wind and disease. This blend grows well in clay or sandy soils and in full sun or partial shade.
  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed – This seed mixture is most similar to what is found on sod farms and is ideal for sunny and shady areas. It contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass that will grow a naturally vibrant dark green and lush lawn with excellent heat and drought tolerance. Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed germinates in about 14 days.
  • Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed – Specially formulated for successful fall seeding, this seed mixture contains several grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. It can be used in sun and shade for overseeding or to start new lawns from scratch. Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed repairs summer damage and provides an attractive, thicker, greener lawn, with germination in 10 to 14 days.
  • Blue Panther® Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed – Blue Panther® contains the very best Kentucky bluegrasses currently grown by leading sod growers and on golf courses across America. Use it to overseed a thinning lawn that was previously planted with Kentucky bluegrass sod. Blue Panther® lawns are dark-green in color, very uniform in leaf texture, and can withstand high traffic. Expect germination in 14-21 days.

When seeding your lawn, seed-to-soil contact is the key to achieving maximum germination. Once your soil has been prepared, apply the grass seed with a spreader. Lastly, keep the seed bed moist for a few weeks to give the grass seed time to germinate and the new lawn time to establish. Wait until the new grass is three inches high before you mow it, and don’t cut off more than half the leaf blade with each mowing.

For more information on how and/or when to plant grass seed in Indiana, visit Jonathan Green online or locate your nearest retail store where you can get reliable lawn and garden advice.

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