Liberator Kentucky Bluegrass
Liberator originated as a hybrid of ‘Glade’ Kentucky bluegrass and, unlike some other elite bluegrasses, Liberator contains no Midnight, Limousine, or America germplasm. Liberator germinates quickly and reliably for quick coverage.
Tight Sod Knitting for Faster Lifting
In rigorous sod‐stretching treatments at the Universities of Nebraska and Maryland, Liberator withstood 32.7 kgs. of tear tension, ranking it among the top 2 varieties. Some older bluegrasses ripped with as little as 12.7 kgs. of applied force. Similar results were found for shear strength and traction at the Univ. of Massachusetts. For the sod producer, this means earlier, easier lifting. For athletic fields, it translates into surer footing, with less ripping and tearing.
Pests Don’t Stand a Chance
Liberator fights browning caused by many common lawn diseases and insects with its built‐in pest resistance. In university trials, Liberator ranked high against necrotic ring spot, downy mildew, red thread, Microdochium pink snow mold, brown patch, spring melting out, anthracnose, leaf rust, stem rust, dollar spot, stripe smut, and summer patch. And, it was #1 against bluegrass billbug. Better resistance means cost savings with fewer chemicals and a greener turf all year ‘round.
Tough on Poa annua
Liberator’s aggressive nature crowds out invading annual bluegrass (Poa annua). University trials in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, ranked Liberator among the top bluegrasses against Poa.
Tough to Wear Out
In vigorous slapping‐action wear trials in New Jersey, Liberator scored among the toughest, most resilient varieties. For sports turf, this means more green turf, less bare ground.
Sun and Shade
Liberator is one of the few premium bluegrasses that excels in sun or shade. In fact, in a shade study at the University of Kentucky, Liberator scored among the top varieties in shade performance.
2‐3 lbs./1000 ft.2 (10‐15 g/m2 ) by itself or blended with other bluegrasses. Mix Liberator with 20% ryegrass or 80% tall fescue.