Increasing rhizomes growth?

paulsiu(5a)May 29, 2011

Last year, my lawn got damaged by grubs, so I was hoping to get the blue grass to repair by using rhizome spread. What can I do to help that along?

I thought of giving the plant more food, but I was looking at the following link:

Kentucky Bluegrass

It said that rhizomes growth appears in early summer when leaf growth slows, and adding nitrogen actually causes leaf growth and therefore slows rhizomes spread.

Paul

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garycinchicago(Z5 Chicago IL.)

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KBG roots grow best during cooler weather of spring and fall.
Fertilizing too early in spring forces the plants energy into shoot growth rather than root growth.

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