Finding the Best Grass for a Lawn
It is never too early to start thinking about the grass in your lawn and planning ahead. The first step of the process is to find the right grass type for the area and the best variety that can grow in the region. The climate plays a significant role in which grass will grow the best long-term.
From bluegrass to ryegrass, it is important to become familiar with the different types of grass that are available today. Breeding has changed some of the traditional varieties, so you will find more choices. According to the experts at SodGod, grass is categorized by warm season or cool season. However, some homeowners prefer a mixture of both warm and cool season seeds for their lawn. A climate zone map specifically for grass can help you determine which one is the right version.
Most climate zone maps consider both temperature and rainfall, so these factors should not be ignored. Kentucky bluegrass tends to be a popular choice in the cool season category. On the other hand, Bermuda grass is popular in warmer climates. You will also find Bahia grass, bentgrass, ryegrass, wheatgrass and many other varieties.
Once you have selected the right type of grass for your climate, you must consider the layout of your lawn. How much shade and sun will the grass receive? How much standing water do you see after heavy rains? You must also consider foot traffic and your pets because all of these factors will influence the final choice.
Published December 5th, 2014 10:51 PM