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What kind of grass do I have?

It’s nothing to be ashamed of if you don’t know your turf type, many people don’t and there are quite a few to choose from!

By: 
Canopy Lawn Care
June 25, 2015

Living in a transition zone means both warm season or cool season turf grow in your area. Identifying what type of grass is in your lawn is critical in order to keep your lawn healthy and looking great, however, this is not always easy to do. Knowing some simple facts about each type of turf will help you identify what type of grass you have in your lawn.

Warm season turf (grass type):

Warm season grasses go dormant during the cooler weather. Warm-season grass will typically turn a light brown when soil temperatures get below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Warm season grasses thrive when the soil temperature is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit

Warm season grasses are the most drought-resistant grass species and require a fraction of the amount of water that cool-season grasses need to survive during hot/dry seasons.

Common warm season grass types: Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede

Cool season turf (grass type):

Cool season grasses go dormant in the heat of summer and will begin to dry out, wilt, and lose the lush green color from the cooler spring months. Regular watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system can keep these grass species green during the extremely hot months.

The main growing period for cool-season grass is in the spring and fall when the soil is between 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is not surprising to see multiple types of cool-season grass blended to avoid disease, pest problems and have a lawn that thrives in every area of your yard.

Common cool season grass: fescue, bluegrass, ryegrass

Do you need help understanding and caring for your grass type? Contact Canopy Lawn Care today!


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