Cool-season grasses, like Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, are very popular in southern Nebraska. These grasses will green-up early in the spring and remain green late into fall or early winter. However, these grasses tend to struggle during the hot and often dry summer months.
|Buffalograss||Tall Fesuce||Kentucky Bluegrass|
|Drought or Heat Strategy||Will go dormant.||Will not survive extended drought.||Will go dormant.|
|Drought Recovery||Excellent||Poor||Very Good|
|High pH Tolerance||Excellent||Very Good||Poor|
|Heat Stress Tolerance||Excellent||Very Good||Poor|
|Thatch Accumulation||Not a problem||Occasional issue||Needs regular cultivation|
|Summer Color||Green to light green||Dark green||Highly variable genetic color|