The type of grass that you should choose for your lawn will depend heavily upon where you live. This article discusses the different types of grass...
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The type of grass that you should choose for your lawn will depend heavily upon where you live. This article discusses the different types of grass and offers tips on choosing the right grass for your climate.
The type of grass that you should choose for your lawn will depend heavily upon where you live. Different climates require different types of grass. Choosing the right grass for your climate will keep your lawn green and healthy throughout the year.
Maintaining a lawn in a southern or warm season climate can be difficult. The right type of grass and the right type of soil is essential. This type of climate needs 'warm season' grasses that can withstand warm weather. Warm season grasses grow actively from April to October.
Here a few examples of warm season grasses:
In general, cool season climates have hot summers and cold winters. Choosing the right type of grass will help your lawn withstand drastic changes in temperature and bouts of rain and/or draught. Cool season grasses usually grow best in moderately cool temperatures during the spring and fall.
Here a few examples of cool season grasses:
In some areas, the climate can be classified as neither warm nor cool. Such areas are known as 'transition zones'. Transition zones include areas in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. The best types of grass to use in these areas are a mixture of cool and warm season grasses. Bluegrass and ryegrass also work well.
Here a few examples of transition zone grasses:
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