Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
We are putting in sod in our front yard - not a lot of traffic. Would like you opinion on if we should put in Kentucky Blue Grass or a biograss?
Rate This FAQ
Kentucky Blue Grass is a good species for high traffic areas, resilient. However, there are other cultivars that also work well such as fescue. Biograss is a local commercial company that has different varieties of grass, so biograss in and of itself is not a species. This is not an ideal time for installing sod, with the high temperatures. It's a good idea to prepare the soil as best as possible, which includes removing rocks/debris, removing weeds, incorporating/tilling in 2 inches or more of well aged compost (organic matter), grading, racking and tamping entire area for a smooth even surface for good sod root to soil contact. Irrigate before laying sod, and another warning about sod, the sod is cut from the farm the night before and installed the following morning so the sod does not start to decompose while rolled up sitting on a palette. Here is a USU publication on
Turfgrass cultivars for Utah
For other USU publications on lawn care go to our USU Extension Salt Lake County website at http://extension.usu.edu/saltlake/htm/horticulture/lawn-care
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- Can we use rabbit droppings in our vegetable & flower gardens or is the acidity too high? How does it compare to manure?
- Now that the snow has melted off our lawn, we notice there are winding "trails" through the grass. One of the trails goes from a patch of vince major ground cover, across the grass to another patch of vinca major ground cover. It looks like something has pushed up the black plastic lawn edging enough to crawl underneath. There is no soil excavation on top of the lawn; only tunnels through the grass. We've never had moles or voles before that I know of so I don't know what habits they have. Do you think it could be a mouse or maybe a mole or vole? What's the best way to get ride of it?
- A friend has recommended an Epsom salt solution for my garden plants. How are Epsom salts used here? I know they add mag to the soil if it is depleted but I didn't think they were used in alkaline soils... do they have any benefits? Will they help me grow blueberries etc., stuff that needs acidic soil? Research says that Epsom doesn't change the ph much but I know sulfur is good.
- I've just moved here from Maryland and I'm starting to landscape our yard. I've noticed that none of my neighbors use mulch in their flower beds. Why is that? I thought mulch helped to keep the soil moist as well as keep out the weeds. Plus you can till it back into the soil in the fall for aeration.
- When moving into our new home I removed two small quaking aspen trees. Even though the main trees are gone there are a good multiple dozen shoots that are coming up all over the lawn. How do I get rid of these for good...hopefully without ripping up my entire yard? Also my neighbors all have these aspen trees and I would like to "treat" the baby shoots coming up on my side of the fence line without damaging their trees. Is that possible?
- Please suggest some good bush rose varieties (not reds)- 3-4'high and 4' wide for a border planting in front of my home. I live in Holladay. Also, will a variegated dogwood tree grow well here if not in full sun?
- How close together can flowering pear trees be planted?
- The leaves on my grape plants have turned yellow. The veins are still green but the rest of the leaf is yellow. I added some iron about a week ago and have not noticed any change as yet. Is there something else I need to do?