Information on Grass Seeds

Overview

Grass seeds produce two types of turfs: warm-season or cool-season grasses. The grasses are specific to climates and regions throughout the United States. There are a number of varieties for each type. Here are the most common.

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Bermuda Grass

Grown from warm-season grass seeds, Bermuda grass is a popular turf commonly grown in Southern states. It requires a moderate amount of maintenance.

Centipede

A low-maintenance, warm-season grass, centipede grows well in the Southeast. This grass grows slowly and has few disease or insect problems.

Zoysia

A warm-season turf, zoysia is widely grown in the Midwest and South. It is also a slow-growing grass that is highly heat tolerant.

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky bluegrass is a popular cool-season grass easily identified by its blue-green color. This grass is slow to grow but fares well in excessively cold climates.

Ryegrass

Available as an annual or perennial, ryegrass is a cool-season, fast-growing grass that thrives in the Northwest and coastal West.

Fescue

Available as a creeping red, tall or meadow variety, creeping red grass seed is ideal for very dry soils. Tall fescue and meadow fescue seeds grow coarse grasses.

References

  • Grass Seed, Pure or Mixed
  • Grass Seed and Sod
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