3 to 4 in. mowed
Eurasia, north Africa
USDA zones 3-7
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Kentucky Bluegrass is the most widely used grass for lawns in the Colorado Springs area. It is a perennial, cool season turfgrass that spreads by rhizomes, producing a thick sod.
For areas that will have heavy foot traffic from children or pets, Kentucky bluegrass is a good choice.
Although it requires regular watering to keep it green and prevent winterkill, Kentucky bluegrass can go dormant (turn brown) during dry periods and recover when moisture becomes available.
For areas that will have heavy foot traffic (from kids, pedestrians, pets), Kentucky Bluegrass may be the best choice of turfgrass. It requires regular watering (3 days per week in mid-summer) to keep it green.
For lawn areas, keep turfgrass mowed to a height of approximately 3 inches Kentucky Bluegrass requires approximately 2 to 3 lbs of nitrogen per 1000 square feet per year. Avoid fertilizing in the hottest part of summer.