Lawn Grass Types

When choosing a type of lawn grass for your yard, it can be confusing and frustrating as there are so many from which to choose. Picking a grass all depends on your climate, region, appearance and style you want. Choosing the types of grass that are best for your lawn can ensure that you have a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn year round. It is important to understand the variety of commonly used grasses.

Seasonal Grasses

Warm weather grasses work best for southern regions, although they do turn grayish or brown during winter months. This variety includes Bermuda grass, Zoysia and centipede grass. Winter weather grasses are meant for winter seasons or colder temperatures and are often mixed in with warm weather grass because it is common to overseed with them. This variety includes Kentucky bluegrass, perennial rye and tall and fine fescue.

Drought Resistant and Low Maintenance Grasses

Drought resistant grasses are ideal for arid or dry regions, mainly because they require less water. This variety includes Bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass and Zoysia. Another good variety for those who don't want to baby their lawn is low maintenance gras. This variety requires less watering (although more then drought resistant varieties) and less mowing. These are ideal for parks, golf courses, etc., and includes tall fescue, centipede grass and Kentucky bluegrass.

Hardy Grasses

Hardy grasses are great for lawns that have a lot of traffic or that may have a lot of stress on them. These are great for sport-playing fields, pastures, parks, etc. This variety of grasses include types such as tall fescue and zoysia grass.

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