There are many types of lawn grasses which can give your lawn a different look. The grass you choose will depend on the climatic conditions and the nearby surroundings. There are three major types of lawn grasses: cool season lawn grasses, warm season lawn grasses, and typical transition zone grasses.
Cool season grasses do well in areas experiencing cold winters or warm summers. Places with such climatic conditions usually have regular rains which are good for cool seasons grass growth.
Warm season grasses, on the other hand, are mostly grown in the southern part of the US. They mostly turn into a brown color when the cool temperature begins.
Typical transition grasses are usually in transition zones lying between the northern and southern turf grass regions.
For cool season grasses, you can mostly find Bluegrass and Bent grass. Bluegrass does not require many efforts in maintenance and mowing. This type of lawn grass can be used in homes and in sports areas. They grow densely and have a bright green appearance making them even more beautiful. Bent grass is a type of grass is dark green colored and grows densely. This is what makes it one of the most beautiful lawn grasses.
For warm-season lawn grasses, you can look for Bahia grass, Carpet grass, Bermuda grass and Centipede grass.Bahia grass can live up to one summer season. It requires a medium level of mowing and maintenance meaning that you will have to spend too much energy on mowing and maintenance. They are also resistant to diseases and insects compared to other types of lawn grasses. Some of the most popular types of Bahia grass include Pensacola and Argentine.
Carpet grass grows well in moist poor soil not suitable for other types of grasses. They cannot do well in dry conditions as they have shallow roots. Bermuda grass does not require much mowing meaning it requires less maintenance. With the help of seeds, they can grow very easily. Centipede grass is a type of lawn grass can either be light or medium green in color. They have thick turf type and require less maintenance.
Lastly, typical transition zone grasses are mostly called Thermal Blue, Tall Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass. Thermal blue combines the features of Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue. It is suitable for both hot and shady environment. It is resistant to diseases like brown patch.
Tall Fescue grows well during the spring and fall seasons. It is good for shady sites and high traffic lawns in homes. The perennial ryegrass germinates quickly and requires constant watering especially during spring and the early summers. It grows well in cool and moist climatic conditions.
If you are unsure whcih type of grass you need for your lawn then you can contact your local landscaping company like Sprinkler Bros who can help you with all your needs.
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