Saturday, May 21, 2011

Overview: Types of Grass

Spring is a common time for fertilizing and reseeding your lawn; if you're going to be seeding or sodding, get an idea of what type of grass will work best in your yard first. 

Bermudagrass: One of the most commonly grown grasses, able to thrive across many zones, Bermudagrass is a warm-weather grass that is drought-tolerant. It has a long green season. Though it will tolerate drought, it will be greenest and lushest with a regular watering routine. Use a sprinkler or install an irrigation system on a timer to make routine watering easy and efficient. 

Buffalograss: Grown mainly in the Central Prairie states, this grass doesn't require mowing but isn't quite the look most suburban homeowners are going for. It does prefer sun. Turns honey-colored during colder months. 

Fescue: Will grow across all U.S. zones and is both drought and shade tolerant. A good choice if you're working with a yard that has large areas of both sun and shade. 

Kentucky Bluegrass: Though it prefers cooler climates, Kentucky Bluegrass can be grown across the Midwest. It likes full sun, but will definitely need regular watering. 

Perennial Ryegrass: Grows across all U.S. zones. It needs sun and isn't a fan of extreme temperatures and will do best with regular watering. 

St. Augustine
St. Augustinegrass: This coarse turf grass will handle almost any warm-weather demand you can give it, from full sun to humidity. It's not a fan of frost, so you might see early browning.

Tall Fescue: A cool-season grass, Tall Fescue is drought-tolerant and will grow well in full sun or in partial shade.

Zoysiagrass: Another common grass; Zoysia is a warm-season grass which grows well in hot Midwest summers. It turns brown in winter, greens again in spring. 


  1. The grasses should be provided with the essential nutrients since these cannot be provided by the soil in all seasons of the year. Therefore, you are required to apply proper fertilisers as per its requirements in different seasons. This is one of the ways of maintaining the health of your New lawn and lawn.

  2. Disease is caused when the normal growth of the lawn New Lawn is disrupted because of its interactions with pathogens like fungus. The pathogen comes from the environment and hinders the growth of turf grass. Diseases generally occur where the environment is floods with pathogens. Moreover the plants which are more stressed are prone to disease as compared to unstressed plants.