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The Right Kind of Grass
Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and fine fescues are the primary lawn species for use in Central Illinois. Kentucky bluegrass is by far the most popular species used in home lawns in Illinois, due to high quality appearance, hardiness, and recovery ability. Kentucky bluegrass prefers full sun, although a few cultivars have tolerance to light shade. Fine fescues require less maintenance and many adapt to shade. Perennial ryegrass offers quick establishment and good wear tolerance. Perennial ryegrass is not suggested to be used alone as a lawn grass; but as part of a lawn seed mixture.
We at Casey's generally recommend a mix. A blend of the three grasses allows the strength of one to cover the weakness of another. Fine fescue germinates more rapidly than bluegrass so it acts as a nurse grass - shading and protecting the bluegrass seedlings until they get established. Some areas may be shadier, so the bluegrass won't do as well there, but the other two will take over.
Expert advice on all of your lawn questions and problems are answered by our trained staff. Pre-emergent crabgrass control, post-emergent weed control, slow release fertilizers, quick green-up fertilizers, grub and insect control, we have the products and the knowledge to get you the lawn you always wanted!
Controlling Weeds, Insects & Disease
Proper maintenance of a lawn will go a long ways towards controlling weeds, insects and disease. The staff at Casey's will help you diagnose your lawn problems and get you the right product to fix it.
The key to a natural, low-maintenance lawn is to choose the right kind of grass and to provide a healthy soil environment.