Choosing the Right Grass

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Do not buy seed on impulse! Choosing the right grass for your lawn can make the difference between having a low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly lawn versus one that is susceptible to diseases, pests, and weeds.

The type of seed you choose depends on several factors:

  1. What do you want your lawn to look like? Grasses vary in color, leaf width, habit (characteristic appearance), and density.  Grass color and texture vary by species and by exposure to the sun, degree of fertilization, and impact of summer drought.  Density also affects appearance.  Dense turf crowds out weeds and supports traffic better than sparse turf.
  2. How much time and money do you want to spend? Higher-maintenance grasses mean greater cost and time commitments.
  3. Know your growing conditions: the amount of sun your site gets, soil type, its level of fertility, expected rainfall, and your climate.
  4. How will you use your lawn? Are you planting for landscaping, erosion control, or as a play area?

Click here to learn more about the right grass for your area.

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