The Q&A Archives: grass seed mixture selection

Question: What is the best grass seed mixture for planting a field for a recreational area to be used for soccer and baseball in Glenview (near Chicago) IL.

Answer: According to The Lawn Institute's web site ( "High traffic and play - In the northern portion, semi-arid, and inter-mountain areas, look for a mixture of improved Kentucky bluegrasses with a relatively high percentage of improved perennial ryegrass.

This info was found on page 4 of their Lawn and Landscape Digest ( It contains loads of useful information on establishing a lawn.

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