Beyond Kentucky Bluegrass
Poa annua Fighter
Beyond’s aggressive nature crowds out invading annual bluegrass (Poa annua). In university trials in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, Beyond ranked among the top Kentucky bluegrasses against Poa annua.
Resists Important Disease and Pests
Beyond fights the browning caused by many common lawn diseases with its built-in pest resistance. In North American university trials, Beyond ranked highly against necrotic ring spot, red thread, Microdochium pink snow mold, brown patch, spring melting out, leaf rust, stem rust, dollar spot, stripe smut, anthracnose, and summer patch. Better resistance means fewer chemicals and a greener turf all season.
Optimized for Sports Turf Mowing
Beyond tops the charts at mowing heights from 0.5-2 in. (1.2-5 cm). It tolerates a range of mowing heights, even above 3 in. (7.6 cm).
Tough to Wear Out
In vigorous slapping-action wear trials in New Jersey, Beyond scored among the toughest, most resilient varieties. For athletic fields, this means more green turf, less bare ground.
Tight Sod Knitting for Faster Lifting
In rigorous sodstretching treatments at the University of Nebraska (2002) Beyond withstood 126.3 lbs. of tear tension (ranked in top 4 varieties). Some older bluegrasses ripped with as little as 5 to 7 lbs. of applied force. For the sod producer, this means faster turn-around.
Beyond is one of the few premium bluegrasses that excels in sun or shade. In a shade study at the University of Kentucky, Beyond scored among the top 10 varieties in shade performance.
Quick start in the Spring
Beyond starts out greener in the spring by resisting winter diseases. Then, it’s one of the best Jacklin varieties for spring density and ground cover. Beyond stays green by avoiding spring melting out and other cool-weather diseases.
2-3 lbs./1000 ft.2 (10-15 g/m2 ) by itself or blended with other bluegrasses. Mix Beyond with 20% ryegrass or 80% tall fescue.