Kentucky bluegrass - perennial grass

Poa pratensis (picture shown below) - is a perennial of the genus Poa grass family.He is one of the earliest-ryhlokustovyh rhizomatous grasses.It forms a creeping underground shoots that promotes the formation of a dense sod.Leaves his soft, narrow, dark green color.The inflorescence is a panicle, which impacted both before and after flowering and during flowering becomes spreading.

Poa pratensis refers to cross-pollinated plant.Bloom it substantially at the end of May.Flowering starts from the top of the panicle and lasts 15-17 days.If the goal is to get seeds of this plant, it should be planted in fertile, moderately moist loamy soils.Seeds of Kentucky bluegrass yields in the first half of July.The plant belongs to the moderate drought and heat-resistant species.It is resistant to late frosts in spring, quietly tolerate low temperatures, even in the absence of a permanent snow cover.

spring in the steppe zone of Kentucky bluegrass rises in the second half of March, in the first half of April, beginning to turn green lawns, and 15 days begins tillering.In the first half of May will exit the tube from the middle to the end of May - and buttonhole flower clusters bloom.The seeds begin to ripen in mid-June.

In the year of sowing aerial parts and roots of Kentucky bluegrass develop slowly, even if you plant in early spring, the autumn will be just a little vegetative shoots.Individual shoots appear already on the 13-14 day, Mass is not earlier than one month after planting.Tillering occurs three weeks after the shoots appear.Its full development it reaches only 3-4 years.By the way, bluegrass reproduces not only the seeds, but also dividing the bush.

plant prefers a sunny location and fertile soil.It is quietly carries meltwater flooding, even for a long period.Under favorable growing conditions marked resistance to trampling, which is especially important, as Kentucky bluegrass necessarily apply in the mix for the lawn.

Lawn with the cereal mixture is widely used for children's and sports grounds, for the town and park areas.Its plated not only full sun, but in the shaded areas, even under trees.If used in bluegrass mowed and well-irrigated lawn, it lives on indefinitely.And the density of grass, he is second only to red fescue and bent grass.

addition to landscaping and beautification, bluegrass is actively used in animal husbandry and in the fight against soil erosion.It is gentle and nourishing food for many farm animals, which is suitable for grazing and hay.It is used to feed the sheep, cattle and horses, as well as his eating turkey and rabbits.In the wild, it is used moose and deer, he is generally considered one of the best herbs.Bluegrass seeds are food for several species of rodents and songbirds.Due to its dense sod and resilience it is an excellent cover in the fight against soil erosion.It is used on the steep banks, on the border with the water at the edge of fields in a mixture with other grasses or legumes.For the prevention of diseases of bluegrass it should be before the winter low-skew, especially in the area where not expect more snow.