Types of grass to plant in the fall include fescue, bentgrass, bluegrass and ryegrass. Each species has varieties that grow in various hardiness zones as specified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Some types of grass that are planted during the cool seasons do well throughout the year. When choosing the type of grass to plant, consider the desired texture, whether the yard receives regular sunlight, and how fast the grass takes hold. Kentucky bluegrass, for example, grows slowly and does not do well in shady areas. Most grasses that grow in the cool seasons are drought-tolerant and require little mowing.