Treated fescue and perennial ryegrass lawns may be re-seeded immediately after application, however, wait 3 weeks after application to Kentucky bluegrass before reseeding.
1 Temporary discoloration may occur on Kentucky Bluegrass lawns, but they will recover.
Do not use on St. Augustinegrass including floratam, Bermudagrass, bentgrass, zoysiagrass, centipede or bahia lawns.
When to Use
Do NOT use around these ornamental plants: barharbor juniper, philodendron, pittosporum, podocarpus, salvia.
On lawns without harming lawn grass.
To control Bermudagrass, up to seven applications spaced one month apart may be required. Make the first application in the spring when the Bermudagrass begins to green up. Repeat the following growing season if necessary.
Spray when listed grass weeds are small and actively growing and temperatures are below 90 degrees F.
All seed bags will have a seed label printed, pasted or sown on the bag. There are several pieces of information on a seed label that needs consideration prior to purchasing the product.
Blends of Kentucky bluegrass look very rich with dark blue-green colors, have pretty good resistance to brown patch disease, however, they do require more inputs of fertilizer and water to maintain that rich cover through the summer months. They are also more susceptible to dollar spot, leaf spot and summer patch diseases. Selecting bluegrass varieties that offer some resistance to some of these diseases is a practical first step in lawn establishment. Bluegrasses do develop tillers and small rhizomes, which allow bluegrasses to recover from thinning or other problems.
Seeding with a power-seeder or slit-seeder will plant turfgrass seed without the need for complete tillage. These can be rented at most rental or hardware stores for a nominal fee. They can be used for complete renovation jobs as well as partial renovations on thinned out areas of your lawn. They simply plant seed into a powder seedbed or actually plant the seed into shallow furrows on 3-inch centers. Achieving good seed to soil contact is the most effective way to get complete germination of your seed, as these two techniques perform. These procedures generally do not require the use of straw.
The next selections are Kentucky bluegrasses; some may have only a single variety, others are blends. One can always check the seed tag to know what you are purchasing. These products usually offer some of the better varieties acceptable for Missouri as well. They include:
So which varieties do you select once you decide on a blend or mixture? There are many resources available that list turfgrass varieties for Missouri. State turfgrass specialist, MU guide sheets, garden centers and other lawn care experts are good sources for information about turfgrass selections and varieties.