Plant Care Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

Also known as

Smooth Meadowgrass, Smooth Meadowgrass, Spreading bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, Blue grass and Common meadow-grass


Poa pratensis

How to care for Kentucky Bluegrass


How often to water your Kentucky Bluegrass

Water needs for Kentucky Bluegrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Kentucky Bluegrass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Kentucky Bluegrass

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Kentucky Bluegrass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

30% Very Low

Growing Kentucky Bluegrass in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Kentucky Bluegrass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Kentucky Bluegrass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 33.4% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 33.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Kentucky Bluegrass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for Smooth Meadowgrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kentucky Bluegrass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Kentucky Bluegrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Kentucky Bluegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Kentucky Bluegrass

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Kentucky Bluegrass: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Kentucky Bluegrass after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Kentucky Bluegrass can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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