Green Acres

Lawn Management Information

The Master Gardener program provides research based information for gardeners. Below are a few notes taken from the turf management portion of the program.

• Rough bluegrass is probably the best grass in Montana for shady areas.

• Kentucky bluegrass is the best grass for open sunny areas with well-drained soil.

• Annual ryegrass can be used as a cover crop following vegetable production.

• The standard lawn mix is 60% Kentucky bluegrass, 30% creeping red fescue and 10% annual ryegrass.

• Zoysiagrass does not grow well in Montana. Montana summers are not warm enough...