Miracle Lawn Grasses

Walter Reeves
by Walter Reeves
More parades, more rain......
I'm seeing the annual onslaught of ads for miracle lawn grass seeds that promise to withstand heavy traffic, resist insects and disease, tolerate shady spots and be green four seasons of the year. The seed mix typically contains annual ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and maybe some fine fescue.
In my part of the world there is no way these grasses could survive one summer. I doubt they could meet their claims in any part of the country.
If you want a grass that grows well in your area, contact your local University Extension office and ask their advice.
Their knowledge is far more valuable than a TV or magazine ad.
bermuda in summer
fescue in summer
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  • Marvin R Marvin R on Mar 05, 2012
    I agree i sent my soil to NC State through my local ag service.

  • Barb Barb on Sep 01, 2015
    Anyone know if any of these will grow in Minnesota. Our yard is very sandy and winters get very cold.