Blue Ryegrass in California

A year-round dark green color and fine texture

A combination of improved Kentucky Bluegrass and perennial ryegrass suited to the West. This blend provides a year-round dark green color, fine texture and a lushness and appeal unequaled by other grasses. The natural rhizome structure of bluegrass will fill in and repair damaged grass areas.

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

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. 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.
Fertilize in six 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 1 1/4 to 2 inches. Bluerye 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.
Bluerye 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 local garden center or the extension specialist for your area.
Technical Data

 Technical Data

 Common Name



Kentucky Bluegrass/Perennial Ryegrass Blend

 Growth Rate

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

 Root Depth

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


 Soils Range

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

 Temperature Tolerance

0°F. to 110°F.


.6 minimum, .8 preferred

 pH Range

5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum

 Shade Tolerance

Prefers full sun, but tolerates 40% shade.

 Geographic Range

(Refer to temperature tolerance above.)

 Standards and Measures


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

 Big Rolls

200 to 500 sq. ft.

 Soil Thickness

1/2 inch +/- 1/8 inch + top growth


2,500 to 3,000 lbs. per pallet

 Seed Rate

2 to 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.


100% Weed Free Sod
– Grown from 100% Weed Free seed – 98% purity (2% inert maximum)
– Blend Varies by location
– 500 to 540 sq. ft. per pallet

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Contact the farm nearest you.

Moreno Valley, CA

Palmdale, CA

Fresno, CA

Stockton, CA

Fort Collins, CO

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