It’s one of those subjects that is everything and nothing all at once, growing grass is something that we all know is vital for our garden or lawn, but are we all doing this correctly? It seems that a lot of people don’t really know the best place to begin? And it all depends on the purpose of your garden, do you need to grow a vegetable garden or have a specific color that suits your overall aesthetic? But knowing the types of grass will make a big difference.
Where You Are
There are so many varying factors, but generally, the southern areas tend to grow warm varieties of grass, and the northern areas tend to grow cool season grasses. Additional factors include the amount of sun or shade you’ve got, the altitude, as well as how much water there is. You also need to think about how much foot traffic your grass will endure, because the more your grass has to put up with, the stronger it needs to be. If you are stuck, there are always professionals at hands that can give you detailed information, www.atkinsinc.com/ is a site for lawn specialists that can give you as much professional advice as you require.
The Categories Of Grass
There are only two that you need to identify, and that is creeping grasses or bunch grasses. Creeping grasses are more prone to thatch, and tend to spread by above or below ground runners. But grass is sprayed from the crown of the plants, and as such, to protect it properly, you need to mow this grass high.
The Types Of Grass
There are many to consider. Bahia is one that you should try if you live in the south of America, as it has a rough texture, so it can cope with significant foot traffic. You can find out more information about this type of grass at www.pennington.com/ but it’s certainly a good choice if you are living in a very humid part of the world. Conversely, if you live in a cooler area, bluegrass is the most popular turfgrass. In order to keep this one looking good, ensuring adequate sunlight, good quality soil, as well as a decent water supply is vital. When done right, the color and the texture is almost perfect. Another cool season grass that is worth checking out is fescue, and specifically, the fine fescue. While there are many different members of the fescue family, they can all survive cold winters. Depending on where you are, especially if you have cold winters, but blazing hot summers, you need to do a bit more research on the specific varieties because the tolerance varies from variety to variety. And if you’re looking for something that requires a little bit more hands-on care, the zoysia needs areas that are warm and sunny, but also well-drained. But for all of its needs, it’s a very beautiful looking lawn when nurtured properly.
The right type of grass is hard to find, but because there are so many different variables, you need to find the right one for your area, get this right, and it will add a very distinguished layer to your garden’s aesthetic.
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