Ken-Tex Bluegrass™

Kentucky Bluegrass blended with hybrid Texas Bluegrass

With our 44 years of growing experience, there were formed two exceptional options of turfgrass  to utilize the more heat and drought tolerant hybrid Texas Bluegrasses. One of A-G Sod Farms, founding owners was instrumental in developing with a distinguished professor of Texas A&M,  what we know today as Texas Bluegrass. From those initial finding, companies like Scott Seed farther developed new and improve hybrid Texas Bluegrasses that our company now provides that have improved higher temperature tolerance while maintaining its dark green color. In addition, research  has shown improved drought tolerance as well over traditional Kentucky Bluegrass. Thus, our turfgrass options were developed for a wider range of environments and higher use in all residential landscape regions, plus a turf tough enough for athletic field, playground and park adaptations.

  • Increased drought tolerance
  • Higher heat tolerance
  • Excellent green color
  • Dense carpet-like appearance
  • Quick recovery from wear

General Ratings

  • Drought Tolerance
  • Disease Resistance
  • Wear Resistance
  • Shade Tolerance
  • Recovery from Moderate Wear
  • Winter Color
  • Heat Tolerance
These ratings give a general guideline to assist you in choosing the right sod for your needs. For in-depth questions, please contact the farm nearest you (phone numbers shown below).

Maintenance Guide

For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.

Fertilize in four to eight week intervals during warm weather, depending on your lawn’s color. Light green is an indication that your lawn needs fertilizer. Use an all-purpose fertilizer and follow label directions.

Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 11/2 to 3 inches. Bluegrass should be mowed at least once a week. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.

Bluegrass is fairly resistant to common disease problems. The appearance of brown spots may be a result of a watering problem. If brown spots remain after adjusting your watering routine, a disease may be present. Consult your local garden center as soon as possible.

After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide application for insect control, if necessary. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your turfgrass specialist or the extension specialist for your area.

Technical Data

 Technical Data

 Common Name

Ken-Tex Bluegrass

 Species

Hybrid Texas Bluegrass

 Growth Rate

Summer 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches per week

 Root Depth

4 to 16 inches, depending upon soil type.

 Adaptability

 Soils Range

Fair tolerance to saline soil conditions.
Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.

 Temperature Tolerance

-20°F. to 110°F.

 ET0

.55 minimum, .8 preferred

 pH Range

5.5 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum

 Shade Tolerance

Prefers full sun, but tolerates 40+% shade.

 Geographic Range

(Refer to temperature chart above.)

 Standards and Measures

 Size

10 sq. ft. per piece

 Big Rolls

500 sq. ft.

 Soil Thickness

1/2 inch to 3/4 inch + top growth

 Weight

2,000 to 3,000 lbs. per pallet

 

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Getting a quote for your sod is easy and convenient. Just let us know how much you need and when you need it. We can even arrange to deliver it right to your work site.