Ball Park Blend

A versatile turfgrass for a variety of uses

This versatile blend of turfgrass species will adapt to a variety of uses and maintenance regimens. We start with a healthy stand of warm-season Hybrid Bermuda and overseed with a blend of cool-season Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass. The Hybrid Bermuda tolerates heavy traffic and high temperatures. The Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass tolerate shade and offer winter color. All three varieties in our Ballpark Mix have a fine leaf texture.

General Rating

  • Drought Tolerance
  • Disease Resistance
  • Wear Resistance
  • Shade Tolerance
  • 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).

Available at these farms

Palmdale, CA

Maintenance Guide

For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist but not soggy to a 3-inch depth. Two or three cycles per day may be needed. 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. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary. It is best to water between the hours of 4 and 10 AM for less wind evaporation and less risk of disease.
Fertilize in six to eight week intervals, depending on turfgrass color and health. Use an all-purpose fertilizer and follow label directions.
Mow seven to ten days after installation. Mow to a height of ¾ to 1 ¼ inches. Ballpark mix can be mowed with either a rotary or reel mower. Never mow more than one third of the blade at any one time as it may injure the plant.
Hybrid Bermuda is highly resistant to common disease problems. Ryegrass and Bluegrass are more susceptible to disease in warm, moist conditions. If a brown area appears, closely examine the area several hours after the irrigation cycle. If the leaves are shriveled and the soil is dry, it is probably an irrigation problem. If the leaves have spots or a moist, slimy texture, the problem is probably a disease. Place a sample of the leaf material in a plastic bag and immediately consult your local garden center. If a disease is suspected, apply a broad spectrum fungicide or one recommended by your local garden center.
After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide or weed applications if needed. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your local garden center.
Dethatch every one or two years. The preferable time to dethatch is in the spring.
Technical Data

 Technical Data

 Common Name

Ball Park

 Species

Cynodon dactylon – Hybrid Bermuda (Tifgreen
328 or Tifway 419 – varies by farm)
Poa pratensis – Kentucky Bluegrass
Lolium perenne – Perennial Ryegrass

 Growth Rate

Summer 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches per week
Winter 1/4 to 1 inch per week

 Root Depth

2 to 5 feet, depending upon soil type and watering patterns.

 Adaptability

 Soils Range

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

 Temperature Tolerance

10°F. to 110°F.

 ET0

.5 minimum, .8 preferred

 pH Range

5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum

 Shade Tolerance

Prefers full sun, but adapts to 50% shade.

 Geographic Range

(Refer to temperature tolerance above.)

 Standards and Measures

 Size

8 to 10 sq. ft. per piece, depending upon market

 Big Rolls

200 to 500 sq. ft.

 Soil Thickness

1/2 inch , + top growth

 Weight

2,500 to 3,000 lbs. per pallet

 Other

100% Weed Free Sod

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Moreno Valley, CA
800-233-5254
Palmdale, CA
800-669-4763
Fresno, CA
888-800-8483
Stockton, CA
800-588-6882
Fort Collins, CO
970-482-6574