Cool-season grass – deep green color – finest grass blade of any lawn grass – upright growth habit creates a pleasing uniformity – has rapid germination and seeding establishment.
Well adapted to cool summers and high altitudes – can do will even in cold and arid climates – often used in mixtures with other grasses because of an ability to blend – frequent component of bluegrass mixtures because it grows well in shade or drought-dry soil – used with a warm-season grass in the South, it provides green winter color.
Good – tolerates hot and cold weather well – has good winter hardiness – can be used in areas that are subject to widest temperature fluctuations.
Very good drought tolerance for a cool-season grass – can go dormant in summer if irrigation is withheld, upon return of moisture supply it will green up again.
Moderate – most shade tolerant of all grasses but needs some sun – best cool season grass for dry, shady lawns.
Moderate – grass blades are non-succulent and hardy, making an ideal play surface – does not recover well from severe injury.