Earth Carpet Guide

The Science is in the Seed.  Growing lush, green turf with the “wrong” seed is like growing an apple tree from pumpkin seed – no amount of effort will give you the desired result. Earth Carpet® brings a revolutionary approach from years cultivating the right seeds for the right conditions.

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Fielder Kentucky Bluegrass

Excellent disease, path and drought resistance

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Fielder Kentucky Bluegrass turf has excellent wear tolerance and high turf quality is an ideal choice for all bluegrass blends. The rapid establishment of Fielder Kentucky Bluegrass turf makes it an important component whether you have a new turf stand or are doing repairs.

 

CHARACTERISTICS:

Benefits

  • Reduced maintenance
  • High year round density
  • Reduced fungicides requirement
  • Lower water use
  • Longer growing season
  • Rapid recovery

General Kentucky Bluegrass Characteristics
Growth Habit: Rhizomes, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., boat-shaped tip

Adaptations and Use
Fielder should be included whether you are planting or repairing a sports field, a home lawn, a golf course fairway or rough. Fielder was developed from the cross Shamrock x America and has the advantages of both of these landmark cultivars. Deep, extensive rhizomes for great shear strength and recovery, with persistence under different types of management are hallmarks of Fielder. Fielder has excellent winter color and greens up early in the spring for a longer growing season. It also tolerates a low light intensity. The early rhizome formation of Fielder enables sod growers to harvest sooner.

 

SEEDING:

Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
2-3 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
90-125 lbs./acre
Seeds/lb.: 990,000

Establishment
Germination: 7-10 days under ideal conditions
First limited use: 4-6 weeks depending on condition

  • Excellent traffic tolerance
  • High turf quality
  • Excellent winter color
  • Early spring green-up
  • High mature plant salt tolerance
  • Excellent resistance to Dollar Spot, Stem Rust and Pink Snow Mold
  • High resistance to Summer Patch and Leaf Spot
  • Improved Shamrock-type
  • Ideal for commercial and home turf, parks, sport fields and golf
    courses