Miscellaneous Turfgrasses

Landmark provides performance turfgrass varieties and formulates mixtures and blends with superior wear tolerance, disease resistance, fast establishment, and quick recovery. These varieties are ideal for sports fields, golf courses, parks, lawns, and landscaping with a range of characteristics from low to high maintenance, low to high water requirements, various colors and tolerances. 

Vitality brand grass seed provides the finest, purest, best-performing seed varieties to meet the quality and performance demands of our customers who make their living growing healthy turf, restoring natural landscapes, and producing hearty forages. With Vitality, you can Seed With Confidence™.

Fowl Bluegrass

Fowl bluegrass, Poa palustris, is a stoloniferous, weakly rhizomatous perennial grass. It grows in moist, open meadows and streambanks and is highly palatable. It prefers fertile sandy to clayey alluvial soils and thrives in moist, cool, temperate climates with excellent winter hardiness. Fowl bluegrass can be used for lawns and landscaping as well.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 1,900,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 1-3

Mature Height: 12-24"; Growth Habit: bunch/sod

Canby Bluegrass

Canby bluegrass, Poa canbyi, is a perennial, cool-season, native bunchgrass that grows 8 to 16 inches tall. Canby bluegrass is vigorous, long-leaved, late maturing, and more productive than other bluegrasses. It is used as low maintenance turf and forest roads in the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. Canby bluegrass is common to the western United States, the Rocky Mountain region, and the northern Great Plains region.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 925,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 3-5

Mature Height: 8-16"; Growth Habit: Bunch

Merit Kentucky Bluegrass

Merit Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis, is an elite turf variety of Kentucky bluegrass with excellent sod strength and wear tolerance. It has improved disease resistance to leaf spot, dollar spot, and fusarium blight. Merit also has great cold tolerance and exhibits semi-dormant winter growth with early spring green-up. Merit is a BVMG type with moderately dark green color. It can be used in elite Kentucky bluegrass blends for golf course fairways, tees, and roughs, as well as in mixtures with superior quality perennial ryegrasses, fine fescues, and turf-type tall fescues. 

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 2-4

98/85 Kentucky Bluegrass

98/85 Kentucky bluegrass is a common variety characterized by a 98% seed purity and an 85% germination rate. It is a low-growing, sod forming perennial grass with good drought and heat tolerance, good wear tolerance, and excellent general utility. 

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 2-3

Vitality Ryegrass 100 Blend

Vitality Rye 100 Perennial Ryegrass Blend is formulated with premium perennial ryegrass varieties for excellent wear tolerance, perfect for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn uses that demand superior turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance.

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 8-20 (Overseeding), 6-8 (New Seeding)

Vitality HD Sports 2.0 Plus with XALT

Vitality HD Sports 2.0 Plus™ is a unique high density 80/20 blue rye turf mixture with a superb fibrous root system that is credited to Hampton (The Root Monster) along with a diverse formulation of other "Super Elite" high performance Kentucky bluegrasses plus top performance Benchmark perennial ryegrass. Vitality HD Sports 2.0 Plus™ quickly produces extreme wear and traffic tolerant turf that is fast to recover from hard play. Its superior genetics build a remarkable advantage over summer patch and other diseases. With early spring green-up and extended fall color plus full sun and stadium shade performance, Vitality HD Sports 2.0 Plus™ outperforms other blends on cleated sports fields due to the synergy created with superior varieties in this heavy duty Kentucky bluegrass based blend.

Enhanced with XALT™

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5

Vitality HD Sports 2.0 with XALT

Vitality HD Sports 2.0™ is the new standard in high density performance sports turf. Vitality HD Sports 2.0™ has a high density, fibrous root system that delivers extremely wear and traffic tolerant turf with the ability to recover and repair rapidly from hard play. Its superior genetics build a remarkable advantage over summer patch and other diseases. With early spring green-up and extended fall color plus full sun and stadium shade performance, Vitality HD Sports 2.0™ outperforms other blends on cleated sports fields due to the synergy created with superior varieties in this heavy duty Kentucky bluegrass blend.

Enhanced with XALT™

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5

Rough Bluegrass

Rough bluegrass, Poa trivialis, is a perennial, cool-season, introduced grass that spreads by stolons and forms dense, thick patches. The leaf blades are upright at first, but tend to lay down and mat as the patches become older. It is capable of withstanding a considerable amount of shade if sufficient moisture is present. Rough bluegrass is primarily used in turf but is considered a nuisance in the Rocky Mountain region as a native grass.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 2,000,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 2-3

Mature Height: 13-24"; Growth Habit: Sod

Supina Bluegrass

Supina bluegrass, Poa supina, is a stoloniferous, cool-season, perennial turfgrass recently introduced into the temperate regions of the United States from Europe. It establishes slowly from seed but forms a dense, yellow-green turf that spreads by rhizomes. Supina bluegrass is quite wear and shade tolerant but intolerant of drought. It has been planted on its own as well as mixed with Kentucky bluegrass in athletic turf mixes.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 2,000,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 1.5-3

Canada Bluegrass

Canada bluegrass, Poa compressa, is a low-growing and palatable cool-season bluegrass that spreads through underground rhizomes. It is adaptable to poor soil and commonly used for turf, roadside erosion, and reclamation of disturbed areas such as gravel pits, cut roads, and mines.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 2,500,000; Seeding Rate (Pounds/Acre): 3-5

Mature Height: 13-24"; Growth Habit: Sod

Little Bighorn American Sheep Fescue

Less dense and generally better suited for low naturalized sites, the Little Bighorn American sheep fescue is different than its turf-type cousins, many of which can have parentage tracked to European turf breeding programs. Little Bighorn, Festuca ovina, is a less dense bunch-type grass suitable for naturalized sites, often found in golf course outer roughs and other meadow type areas. Little Bighorn will not form a dense, sod-forming turf but provides compact plants with upright foliage and red-purple seed heads throughout the sward. The foliage has a slight bluish cast during the spring growth period. Excellent as a nurse with native grasses and wildflowers, Little Bighorn is at home on the golf course, in parks, and other naturalized areas where maintenance and traffic will be minimal.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 550,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 0.5-4

Sheep Fescue

Sheep fescue, Festuca ovina, is a perennial, cool-season, introduced bunchgrass that grows 12 to 24 inches tall. It is well adapted to most soil conditions and can be used for erosion control and low maintenance mixtures. Sheep fescue is found across the entire United States.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 400,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5-6

Mature Height: 12-24"; Growth Habit: Bunch

Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon, is primarily a warm-season, sod-forming perennial that spreads by stolons, rhizomes, and seed. Bermudagrass has a fibrous root system with vigorous, deep rhizomes and spreads aggressively via above-ground runners known as stolons, allowing it to withstand wear and recover rapidly from damage. This is a major turf species for sports fields, lawns, parks, golf courses, and general utility turfs that require exceptional resilience. Bermudagrass has very good drought tolerance, traffic tolerance, and can handle poor water quality compared to other turfgrasses. It performs best in southern United States climates at temperatures exceeding 50 degrees and falls dormant when temperatures dip below 50 degrees and may require overseeding. It requires moderate to high levels of water and fertilization and should be mowed at heights between one tenth of an inch and one and a half inches.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 1,600,000 (unhulled) / 2,200,000 (hulled); Seeding Rate (Pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 1-5

Buffalograss

Buffalograss, Buchloe dactyloides, is a perennial, low-growing, warm-season grass. Leaf blades are 10 to 12 inches long but they fall over and give the turf a short appearance. This grass occurs naturally and grows best on clay loam to clay soils and is not adapted to shaded sites. It has a low fertility requirement and it often will maintain good density without supplemental fertilization. Buffalograss is a native sod-forming grass found throughout the Midwest.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 50,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 2-3

Mature Height: 10-12"; Growth Habit: Spreads by Stolons