HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket

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HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket
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Product Overview

HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket is a superior quality blend of Kentucky bluegrass developed with Barvette HGT and HGT Technology. With this technology, it is top on wear recovery, the percent of the area covered, turf quality, and it has a high tolerance for traffic. This artificial surface has shown resistance to the summer patch, a serious turf disease that causes damage to most Kentucky bluegrass varieties. The HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket provides professional solutions to common bluegrass challenges like diseases, insect pests, slow establishment, and excessive traffic. Offers an outstanding bluegrass turf performance for sports field groundskeeper or the golf course superintendent to withstand the challenges of the game. Available in a 10 lb and 25 lb bags.

HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket is coated with Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating. Yellow Jacket is like having a sponge around each and every seed. Once water is applied, the coating holds that moisture and other nutrients around the seed - making them available as needed for germination and establishment. Without coating, the water simply passes the seed allowing it to dry out, resulting in more frequent watering and increased expense.

HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket was previously packaged as Turf Blue HGT with Yellow Jacket.  Same great product, just new name and packaging! 


Features and Specs

Target pests Summer Patch, Insects.
For use in For lawns, golf course, sports field, and fairway renovations.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on the label.
Yield New planting: 3-6 pounds per 1,000 square feet; Overseeding: 4-6 pounds per 1,000 square feet
Special Features Featuring 35 Barvette HGT, HGT Technology, and 5 high quality, strong performing bluegrass varieties.
Shipping Weight 10.00 lbs
Manufacturer Barenbrug USA (Mfg. Number: 2208)



  • Rapid germination (10 days) and establishment
  • Very early spring green-up
  • Excellent summer density and performance
  • Exceptionally strong resistance to Summer Patch
  • Very tolerant of bluegrass billbugs and white grubs
  • Extremely traffic tolerant with rapid recovery from use
  • An unorthodox combination of extremely aggressive nature with very little thatch production
  • Tolerant of fairway cutting heights of 0.5 inches.

Seeding Rate: 2-3 pounds
Seeds Per Pound: 1,300,000
Mowing (recommendation): 2-3 inches
Mowing: High Input Min. 0.500 inches

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Looks like a great product

    By Don on 10/02/2020

    I was really impressed with the overall quality of this product. I put it down 12 days ago with sone TTTF. From what I can see, it is just starting to germinate. I am very excited to see what it can do to assist to fill in areas over time plus add to my lawn with another species of grass. I am not ashamed to say I really like Barenbrug products.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Yellow Jacket coating

    By Mike on 04/08/2023

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    I just put it down yesterday. I have read that a lot of coated seeds will not go cycle through a drop spreader. This one does it through my Scott's easily.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    KBG for thee

    By Michael on 08/18/2023

    Awesome seed. Like all KBG, germination takes a little while. Once estimated mows well either with a conventional mower or 1/2 inch high with a reel mower.

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Does the stated weight of HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket include the weight associated with the coating?

If the weight of the bag is 10lb and the yellow jacket coating is 50% of this, then I'm wondering why the seeding rate is 2-3lb/1000 instead of 4-6lb/1000.


We reached out to the manufacturer of the Turf Blue HGT with Yellow Jacket seed regarding this question and this was their response: 

"We don’t double the seeding rate even though there is half the seed as we’ve done trials that have shown equal or greater turf performance and establishment comparing our yellow jacket seed enhancement to the same seeds without coating. Basically more seeds survive and get off to a better start with the addition of yellow jacket so it takes less seed to get the same turf coverage. The product performs best in non-ideal conditions, such as home lawns that are under or over irrigated, golf courses and sports fields in sandy soils, or areas that don’t receive any irrigation at all.

The products we want people to be on the lookout for are those with coatings that don’t provide any benefit to the seed itself, so it is good to hear customers ask these questions! This seed enhancement contains some fertilizer, superabsorbent, disease protection, and is brightly colored to help avoid seeding skips."

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What bluegrass cultivars are in HGT Kentucky Bluegrass Blend with Yellow Jacket?

Currently the Turf Blue HGT with Yellow Jacket contains the following seed blend per the manufacturer: 
14.83?rvette HGT KYBG
9.88?rserati KYBG
9.74?rrister KYBG
7.45 Barduke KYBG
7.37?rimpala KYBG
00.00% other crop seed
00.75% inert matter
00.00% weed seed
Noxious Weed Seed Per Pound: None Found


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