Everest Kentucky Bluegrass

  • everestEverest is the ideal “mix-master,” combining well with all Jacklin varieties
  • Provides outstanding resistance against a wide spectrum of diseases
  • Proven quality performance through years of US/Canadian university trials
  • Everest produces a dark green, lush turf that’s tough and virtually pest free

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

DISEASE FIGHTING:

Everest fights the browning caused by many common lawn diseases with its built-in pest resistance. In North American university trials, Everest ranked near #1 against Microdochium pink snow mold, typhula leaf spot, spring melting out, anthracnose, leaf rust, stem rust, dollar spot, stripe smut, anthracnose, and summer patch. Better resistance means fewer chemicals and a greener turf all year ‘round.

TIGHT KNITTING FOR SURE-FOOTED SPORTS TURF OR FASTER SOD LIFTING:

In rigorous sod-stretching treatments at the University of Nebraska Everest withstood 148.7 lbs. of tear tension. Some older bluegrasses ripped with as little as 5 to 7 lbs. of applied force. Similar results were found for shear strength and traction at the University of Massachusetts. For the sod producer, this means earlier, easier lifting. For athletic fields, it translates into surer footing, with less ripping and tearing.

THE MIX-MASTER:

Everest provides the ideal base for creating your peak bluegrass blend. Its density and color add visual appeal to any mix, while its genetic diversity and pest resistance add variety and adaptability.

ELITE SUN-AND-SHADE:

Everest is one of the few premium bluegrasses that excels in sun or shade. In a controlled shade study at the University of Kentucky, Everest scored among the top 10 varieties in shade performance.

OPTIMIZED FOR SPORTS TURF MOWING:

Everest tops the charts at mowing heights between 1 and 2 inches (2.5-5 cm). It tolerates a range of mowing heights from ½ inch to above 3 inches.

DWARF, SLOW GROWING:

Everest grows slowly, produces little topgrowth, and needs less mowing than many earlier varieties. Seed stalks in the turf are never a problem with Everest.

BLENDS WELL:

Everest’s rich color compliments all Jacklin grasses. Plant it at 2-3 lbs./1000 ft2 (10-15 g/m2) with other bluegrasses. Mix it with ryegrass at 80% Everest, or with tall fescue at 20% Everest.

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