What Are Some Different Types of Grass?


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Some different types of grasses include Bermuda, Bahia, bluegrass and Centipede. Other grass seeds that are available for lawns include perennial Ryegrass, fescue and St. Augustine.

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For homes that are in the South, Bahia is a good type of grass to choose. It is a type of turfgrass that can handle the high humidity and heat that the South often experiences. The grass feels a little tougher than some of the other varieties, but this also means it can handle more foot traffic. For an area that doesn’t get a lot of rainfall, Bermuda grass is a good option. This is a drought-tolerant grass that is also resistant to weeds. To have this lawn throughout the winter season, overseed it with rye.

For a home or business in the North, choose bluegrass. To keep this type of grass healthy, it needs excellent sunlight and regular watering. Bluegrass also thrives when it is planted in good soil. Centipede grass is a low-maintenance type of turf. It works best in the lower South, where the soil is more acidic.

There is also fescue grass, which includes different varieties, such as creeping red fescue, chewings fescue and fine fescue. This works well in areas that get harsh, cold winters, but is also good for dry, hot and drought-ridden areas. It works well with good aerating and regular fertilizing.

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