Many of us go through year after year taking care of our lawn and never know what type of grass we have growing out there. Because we all live in different regions we will have different varieties in our lawns. With this post, I hope to give you a way to answer the question of what type of grass do I have?
Cool Season Grasses
Cool season grasses are grasses that thrive in places that have cold winters and hot summers. This will include the northern states in the United States. These grasses grow well in 65 to 80-degree temperatures.
These grasses consist of Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, and Fine Fescue.
Transitional Zone Grasses
This area is where the cool and warm season overlap and each type of grass (warm & cool season) can do well in. Some better than others. This is because of the hot dry summers and the cold winters.
The most used cool season grass for this area is Tall Fescue. It is more heat and drought tolerant than the others.
The warm season grasses used in the transitional areas are Bermuda Grass, Centipedegrass, and Zoysia.They are also drought resistant and can stand colder weather better than some of the other warm season grasses.
These grasses usually turn a brownish color when temperatures are steadily under 60-degrees.
Warm Season Grasses
This grass thrives in hot regions with milder winters. These grasses consist of St. Augustine, Zoysia, Centipede, Bahia & Carpet Grasses.
What Type Do You Have?
It may be hard for someone to just look and know what they have so to help you out I will direct you to the University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.
This will allow you to get a look at the different types and compare them to what you have in your lawn. You will also be able to get more information on each type to help you as well. This will also help you to determine what kind you might want to plant.
I hope this article was helpful to those who visited. If you decide you want to plant your seed in the Spring feel free to visit Old School Lawn Supplies for great prices and selections for all your lawn needs.
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