GCI Turf Blue Heat Grass SeedRegular price $214.95
***If you plan to buy this grass seed AND the Cool Season Guide…purchase the SEED FIRST. Inside the “grass seed guide” that comes with the grass seed you get a coupon code to save 50% off the GCI Turf Cool Season Lawn Care Guide. The coupon code is inside the "user guide" that comes with buying a bag of grass seed.
- Kentucky Bluegrass prefers full sun
- Kentucky Bluegrass seed requires watering to germinate
- Kentucky Bluegrass can be cut at lower heights
- Kentucky Bluegrass does best in cooler northern or mountainous climates…but can handle some heat as well!
- Self-repairing type turf grass
What’s in the bag?
GCI Turf Blue Heat is a 3-way blend of high-quality Kentucky Bluegrass seed. These three varieties are very similar to each other and will blend well together.
We became known for having “weed-free” grass seed and the new ones are no different. All the new grass seed mixes/blends are 0% weed seed and 0% other crop.
How long does grass seed stay good? About 2 years if kept dry
A good starter fertilizer goes a long way when it comes to seeding. Read this STARTER FERTILIZER GUIDE.
We look for three basic things when choosing the varieties that go in our grass seed mixes/blends. It must be readily available to us, it must have an excellent history in the NTEP trials (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program), and it must be affordable.
MIDNIGHT: A unique Kentucky Bluegrass cultivar that produces a dense, fine leaf turf with dark green color and superior disease resistance. It also provides a dark green color, fine to medium leaf texture, and excellent density during the growing season. Midnight mixes well with other Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial ryegrass, fine fescue, and tall fescue
NuGLADE: An elite, high-performance, dark green bluegrass. Tested for quality and turf performance in US/Canadian university trials for over 10 years. Trusted by turf managers the world over for premium performance, superior consistency.
AWARD: The ideal fairway bluegrass, able to perform at close mowing down to 0.5” (12 mm) and top-rated at mowing heights below 1” (25 mm). Or, bring that golf course look to your lawn, park, or sports field with Award’s luxurious dark green color and ground‐filling density that helps crowd out weeds. Award does well from alpine climates to the sizzling Transition Zone. It is the first elite bluegrass to excel at all maintenance levels, scoring high in trials for unirrigated, low-maintenance lawns while also scoring at the top for close‐mow tolerance, summer density, fall color, and turf quality in the Northeast region. Having been planted on over 100,000 acres of turf in over 20 countries, you can have confidence that Award will perform for you. According to unbiased test results, Award is top rated in spring density and ground cover, late fall (December) color and ground coverage, traffic and wear tolerance, Transition Zone endurance, shade tolerance, fewest seedheads in the turf, and fastest sod lifting (stretch resistance). Award scores high marks in pink snow mold, summer patch, necrotic ring spot, leaf rust, and anthracnose resistance and is one of Jacklin Seed’s best against dollar spot. Its dense nature fights encroachment of Poa annua.
When should you plant Blue Heat Kentucky Bluegrass (KBG) grass?
Fall is a great time to seed Blue Heat KBG. You definitely do not want to seed Blue Heat KBG too late in the fall though. Plant Blue Heat KBG seed when soil temperatures are right around 60° F. Your air temperature should be around 75° to 85°at this time. To check your soil temperatures be sure and use a very high-quality SOIL THERMOMETER to ensure accuracy. Your Blue Heat KBG seed will need plenty of time to germinate because it takes anywhere from 14-30 days to germinate. Do not make the mistake and wait too late to plant Blue Heat KBG seed. August 1st – September 15th is a great time frame depending on where you live in the country and what your soil and air temperatures are. Patience is required while waiting on KBG to sprout. I only recommend springtime seeding when absolutely necessary.
How much seed to use?
Overseeding into an existing KBG lawn: One – two (1-2) pounds per 1000 square feet.
Seeding bare ground: Three to four (3-4) pounds per 1000 square feet.
The trick to seed germination is to KEEP THE SEED MOIST! Water multiple times a day, light and frequently every day to ensure the ground and seed stays moist. Blue Heat KBG seed can take anywhere from 4 to 21 days to germinate depending on environmental conditions. Be patient…it will come up with time. Once you have germination you can slowly revert back to watering 1” per week…deep and infrequent. During hot, dry weather established Blue Heat KBG may need as much as 1.5” – 2” of water per week.
**We cannot take returns of seed because we cannot resell seed that has left our possession as we do not know how it was cared for while out of our hands. (moisture, sunlight, humidity).
READ THE GCI TURF SEED STORY HERE.