Think grass is just grass? Think again! We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite grass varieties that we think you should try!
Generally speaking, there are two categories of grass – cool-season grass and warm-season grass. Cool-season grass is adapted to northern climates where peak growing occurs in the spring and fall but turn brown in hot summers. Most often cool-season grass seed is sold as a mixture of varieties in the event that one type doesn’t root well another will.
Warm-season grasses grow best in Southern hot summers while the spring and fall create a dormant environment for them. This grass type is more dense than its cool-season counterparts and is mostly laid as a sod rather than grown from seeds.
Depending on where you live there are certain grasses that will fare better than others. Here are a few of our favorite varieties:
Bluegrass – a cooler northern area favorite, bluegrass thrives on sunlight, good soil and a regular water supply.
St. Augustine – warm climates featuring sandy soil grow this blue-green variety well.
Bermuda – highly weed resistant and draught tolerant, the Bermuda variety can serve well in the winter when overseeded with rye.
Buffalo – a native to North America, this grass is draught-resistant.