Action Kentucky Bluegrass
Action Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) features a deep, aggressive rhizome system for improved drought recovery and wear tolerance. Very quick to germinate and establish, Action is an ideal component for mixes designed to reduce soil erosion from wind and rain. Action shows reduced top-growth when compared to older varieties and has a fine leaf texture with attractive spring-green color. Under environmental stresses, Action compares favorably to Texas hybrid bluegrasses.
Low to Moderate Maintenance
With a low nitrogen requirement and quick establishment, Action is ideal for cool season mixes where ground coverage is the primary concern and maintenance budgets are low. Ideal for roadsides, parks, cemeteries, roadside berms, levees, and all low to moderately maintained turf areas.
Quick germination and establishment are very important keys when competing with other aggressive mix components such as perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and fine fescues. Whereas many bluegrass components are often ‘lost’ in the mix due to slow establishment, Action’s fast growth enables it to be a functioning, active mix component for years to come.
Early Spring Green-Up
Action’s early spring green-up is well suited for areas with early spring use and for competing with spring weeds and other early spring cool-season grass-es such as perennial ryegrass.
Deep, thick rhizomes are a very important key to bluegrass survival during periods of drought and heat stress. Once established, Action’s system of deep rhizomes provides a key to survival, helping to insure stand survival and safe, playable turf.
Action is best mixed with perennial ryegrass and fine fescue at approximately 30-40% by weight. When mixed with tall fescue, 10-20%.