lawn care

Asked October 3, 2019, 6:04 AM EDT

What would be a good program for a blue grass blend lawn?

Wayne County Michigan lawns and turf

1 Response

Hello,

The lawn care recommended at the MSU Home Turf Care site will guide you.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/home_gardening/lawns/

Current research recommends mowing no shorter than 3.5 inches, 4 inches long is better. The longer the blade is left after mowing, the better the root development. When mowing, taking no more than 1/3 of the total blade length off at one mowing.

Provide irrigation equivalent to 1 inch to 1.5 inches of water per week( including rain), divided across 3-5 days.

Fertilize based on a soil test. https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/dont_guess_soil_test_get_your_home_lawn_and_garden_soil_test_kit_today

Bluegrass requires about 4 lbs per 1000 sq ft nitrogen per season, divided up into applications of no more than 1 lb per 1000sq ft applied at any one time. The last application is typically done in September or October, before the ground freezes.

I hope this gets you started. If you have specific questions we are here to help. Thank you.