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Reveille grass seed. How good is this type of seed for the West Jordan area(Oquirrh shadows area)?

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Reveille is a brand name of a hybrid grass that is a cross between a Kentucky Bluegrass and a Texas Bluegrass.  It was developed to combine the look and feel of Kentucky Bluegrass with the drought and heat resistance of Texas Bluegrass.  This variety tends to use less water than Kentucky Bluegrass but it does not like saline soils and does not recover from very high traffic. 

As with any grass selection you want to choose the grass best suited to your conditions.  You need to take into consideration things like how much sun or shade your grass will receive, how much foot traffic it will get, your soil conditions, etc.  To help determine what grass will work best for your soil conditions you can submit a soil test to the Utah State Analytical Laboratory.  The routine test will tell you your soil texture, pH, salinity, phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). I have included a link to their website that will give you more information.

www.usual.usu.edu

I have also included a link to a fact sheet that gives recommendations for the types of grass that work well in our area. 

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_Grass_2004_01.pdf

Posted on 23 Apr 2008

Heidi Wayman
Horticulture Intern, Salt Lake County

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