How to Choose a Lawn Type for Your Climate

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When choosing a lawn type, keep in mind climate considerations, such as rainfall and the amount of direct sunlight versus the amount of shade. Select the right grass for a lawn by weighing the environmental factors in this free video on lawn care from a... View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey, with Showplace Lawns. Let's talk about how to choose a lawn grass for your climate. Some key things to consider when choosing a lawn grass is the environment, as far as what kind of weather are you having. Is it hot, is it dry, does it rain all the time, is it cooler, and so forth. Those are the prime ingredients. The other thing that you need to think about is where is the grass going to go? Is it going into a shaded area or a part shade, or full sun? Most grass obviously likes the full sun because it needs sun for photosynthesis to work. Aside from that, you need to consider what type of effort you are willing to put into the maintenance of this grass, and how you want it to look. There's a variety of of different turf grasses out there that can cover any of these needs. So, those are the key factors to remember when choosing a lawn grass for your area. Granted; people in the southeast are going to be different from those of us here in south central Texas, and we're going to be different from those in the northwest, but the ideas stay the same. The weather, your effort, how you want it to look; those are the key ingredients in choosing a lawn lawn grass or a turf grass for your area.