Choosing the best grass variety for your lawn
If you want a lawn whose beauty goes above a beyond, one of the most vital steps is choosing the type of grass to grow. In this article you will find information about how to select the best grass for your perfect lawn as well as information on maintaining your lawn so that you are able to always genuinely enjoy doing any activity on it.
Before anything else, you need to take three things into consideration: First, what the weather is like year around where you live. Second, what purpose you want your lawn to serve and finally, what type of grass you prefer.
What zone will your grass live in?
Grass is weather sensitive and not every type is able to survive any specific climate, so you must take into consideration the climate zone in your area. You want to select a grass that is going to grow best and be able to survive the weather in your location. If you desire a beautiful lawn, then choosing the correct type of grass for your zone of the world will help you to achieve that goal.
The condition of your property and the part of the country you reside in are factors that directly contribute to which grass type is ideal for your lawn. Here is a tip to keep in mind: Zones eight through eleven are where warm season grasses thrive and the cool season grasses are ideal for Zones two through eight.
What are your needs and uses for your lawn?
Before jumping into decisions about your lawn and making a decision on the grass you are going to plant, you need to think about the amount of money, time and effort you are prepared to dedicate to your lawn. You also need to figure out what exactly your lawn is going to be used for and in what ways it will be used. For example, do you plan to use it for entertainment purposes, a playground for children, taking up gardening, or something else? Knowing what you are going to use your lawn for is important because it will help you decide what brand to choose.
Your desired grass choice
Once you have realized your intentions for your lawn, it is time for you to finally make your decision about the grass type you desire. Another tip to keep in mind while deciding is to take the different aspects of the grass growths into consideration, such as whether they creep or bunch, their life span which may be perennial or annual, and the appearance of the grass overall so you won’t be unhappy later on. Ultimately, your grass selection should be based on what is the best match for your planned use of your lawn.
Grass and season types
There are three different categories grasses fall into.
The first is warm season grasses, which includes Bermuda grass, Centipede, Bahia grass, Zoysia, Buffalo and Bahia.Next are the cold season grasses which are called Fescue grass, Rye, Bent, Kentucky blue, and Rough Blue. Then there are the five transition zone grasses which include grasses from the cold and warm zones. These grasses are Tall Fescue grass, Rye, Thermal Blue, Zoysia, and Kentucky Blue.
It is important to find the best grass when it comes to planting and ultimately achieving a fantastic looking lawn. If you live in a transition zone, then it is ideal to mix grass types so that they are able to adjust in the climate. Generally, a warm or cool season grass won’t be completely successful but the cool season grasses tend to be the ones that grow well in transition zones most often.
Liang Chen writes on behalf of The Gardener, a company that provides Grass Lawn Maintenance.
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