Several types of lawn seed exist, and it can be confusing to know which one is right for your landscape. It all depends on your region, climate, and how you want the grass to look. Evaluate those factors to pick the type (or types) of grass that are best for your lawn, to ensure that you have a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn year round.
There are two types of seasonal grasses: warm weather grasses and winter weather grasses. Warm weather varieties grow best in regions that are further south, but keep in mind that these varieties turn brown in winter, and includes Bermuda grass, Zoysia and centipede grass. Winter weather grasses thrive in colder regions, and are commonly used to overseed the warm weather grasses. These include Kentucky bluegrass, perennial rye, and tall and fine fescue.
Drought Resistant and Low Maintenance Grasses
Low maintenance grasses are for regions where a lot of care or water may not be available for the lawn. Drought resistant grasses are ideal for arid or dry regions since they need minimal watering in order to survive. Grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia are included in this variety. Other low maintenance grasses that require less care, water and mowing include tall fescue, centipede grass and Kentucky bluegrass. All of these varieties are ideal for places such as parks and golf courses.
Lawns that have a lot of traffic or stress on them need more lush growth and larger, thicker blades to take the action. Hardy grasses are great for sport-playing fields, pastures and parks. This variety of grasses includes types such as tall fescue and zoysia grass.