“Midnight” grass seed mixtures have become popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. Not only are they suitable for multiple applications, but they tend to thrive in full sun. This makes these mixtures particularly suitable for golf courses, large recreational parks, and other wide open spaces where there may not be much shade. Most Midnight strain grasses produce an attractive, dark green hue, and the dense blades grow close together, which makes their color appear more intense. It is for these, among many other reasons, why Outsidepride chose to develop their own Midnight strain of grass seed.
The newly redesigned Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed consists of a variety of perennial grasses, which eliminates the need to replant grass season after season. A 5-pound bag of this grass seed will provide coverage for between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet of acreage. Requiring a minimum amount of maintenance, this Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass strain is guaranteed to provide a thick green carpet that is resistant to the effects of foot traffic and close mowing. As an added bonus, this particular strain of Kentucky Bluegrass is drought resistant!
- The grass’s dark, green blue hue is aesthetically pleasing.
- It possesses an extremely high tiller density and has a good tolerance to close mowing.
- Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass has a well-documented resistance to disease.
- Because this grass seed requires full sun, it is not suitable for all yards.
- A small percentage of customers experienced excessive weed growth after laying this seed down.
- The Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is a perennial grass.
- It requires full sun to flourish.
- It is cold tolerant and drought resistant.
- The seeding rate is 2 -3 pounds of seed per every 1,000 square feet to be seeded.
Reviews on Amazon for Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed have been mixed. Only 57% of reviewers have given it a five-star rating. Nearly a quarter of reviewers have given it a one-star rating. As with all types of grass seed, there are a number of factors that can affect how effectively it grows, but it is always worth paying attention to customer reviews.
The most outstanding feature of the Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed is the beautiful dark, green-blue hue of the grass. The seed strains included in this grass seed mixture have a very high tiller density. What this means is that the grass forms a thick carpet that can stand up well to high traffic and other abuse. This is why it is such a popular option among golf courses and athletic fields. Because it has dwarf growth characteristics, residential homeowners will enjoy having a lawn that necessitates fewer mowings and a lower cost of maintenance.
University conducted studies have proven the fact that Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass is resistant to drought and heat, and the Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed has a 15-year track record of proven performance. Other highlights of this particular grass seed mixture are the fact that it is resistant to stem rust, dollar spot, leaf spot, and stripe. The end result is a healthy, vigorous lawn that will continue to look beautiful season after season.
Like all Bluegrass seed, Outsidepride’s blend will require 2-3 weeks for complete germination; however, many reviewers began to see grass sprout as soon as 7 to 10 days after seeding. The grass should mature in roughly 8 to 10 weeks. The best time to plant this grass is in the early spring when ground temperatures are around 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it does grow well clay-like or sandy soils. This grass does well with a minimal amount of fertilizer. Outsidepride does provide complete lawn preparation and seeding instructions.
Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed performs best in soil where the pH levels are between 5.5 to 8. For this reason, Outsidepride strongly encourages homeowners to have a professional soil test done on their lawn before buying their grass seed.
The most common complaint from customers regarding this seed mixture has been the fact that it failed to germinate, but the failure to germinate can be attributed to a number of reasons and may not be caused solely by the quality of the seed.
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For wide open spaces with an appropriate amount of sunlight, the Outsidepride Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed seems like an excellent option to try. At best, you will have an outstanding, beautiful lawn that will have your neighbors “green” with envy. At worst, the seed fails to germinate, but buyers are covered by Outsidepride’s satisfaction guarantee. If you follow their instructions carefully and aren’t satisfied with the final product, they will refund your money – no questions asked. It’s a win-win situation all around.