Different Types of Grass

When it comes to lawn care, you will discover that if you begin by selecting the best grass for your environment, you can avoid many problems in the long run. There are a number of different types of grass and you should always choose a grass specimen that is native to your local area when designing your landscape. The first thing that you will need to do is to determine your zone and choose a grass that is compatible with your zone. Here is a list of types of grass and their suitable zones.

· Bahiagrass
Bahiagrass is suitable for zone 7. Bahiagrass is great for use with children or in heavy play areas.

· Beachgrass
This type of grass is suitable for use in zones 1, 4, 6, and 7. Beachgrass is recommended for terraces, slopes, and is an all purpose-grass.
· Bermudagrass
Suitable for use in zones 5 and 7, Bermudagrass is a perfect choice for uses such as slopes, terraces, high traffic play areas, and general utility.
· Bluegrass
Bluegrass is suited for planting in zones 3 and 5. Bluegrass is recommended for use in play areas, terraces, and slopes.
· Blue Gammagrass
Blue Gammagrass is best used in zone 5. This grass thrives well when used for slopes, terraces, play areas, and general utility.
· Buffalograss
Buffalograss is recommended for zones 3 and 5. This grass is great for use in play areas, slopes, and terraces.
· Centipedegrass
Centipedegrass grass is suitable for use in zone 7. This grass is a great choice for slopes and terraces.

· Chewing Fescue
Chewing Fescue is suited for planting in zones 1 and 2. Chewing Fescue is a great choice for slopes, terraces, cover, and general utility.
· Creeping Bentgrass
Creeping Bentgrass is recommended for zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

· Dichondra
Dichondra is best used in zone 5. This grass is recommended for general utility.

· Red Fescue
Red Fescue is recommended for zones 1, 2, and 4. Red Fescue is great for use on play areas, slopes, and terraces. Like Annual Ryegrass, it is a good choice for play areas, as well as slopes, terraces, and quick cover.

· Tall Fescue
Tall Fescue is recommended for zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Tall Fescue, like Red Fescue is great for play areas, slopes, and terraces.
· Common Kentucky Bluegrass
Common Kentucky Bluegrass is recommended for zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. This grass is a good choice for use on play areas, slopes, and terraces due to its durability and strength.
· Annual Ryegrass
Annual Ryegrass is suited for planting in zones 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7.
This grass makes an excellent cover for play areas.

· Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass
Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass is recommended for zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. It is an excellent choice for play areas, slopes, and terraces.
· Improved Bermudagrass
Improved Bermudagrass is recommended for zones 5, and 7. Improved Bermudagrass is a nice thick grass. It is great for play areas, ground cover, slopes, and terraces.
· Improved Kentucky Bluegrass
Improved Kentucky Bluegrass is suited for planting in zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. This grass is best suited for slopes, terraces, ground cover, and play areas.
· Wheat Grass
Wheat Grass is recommended for zones 2, 3, and 5. Wheat grass makes great cover for play areas, slopes, and terraces.
· Zoysiagrass
Zoysiagrass is suited for planting in zones 5,6, and 7. Zoysiagrass is great for slopes and terraces. It also makes a great cover for play areas.

 

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