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Different Types of Lawn Grass

by HomeRepairExpert.com
The success of your lawn depends much upon the type of grass you've chosen. There are several types of lawn grass species available to the average homeowner. Each grass has its own characteristics and needs. The grass that is right for you should match both your local climate and the amount of time you have to spend on your yard.

The success of your lawn depends much upon the type of grass you've chosen. There are several types of lawn grass species available to the average homeowner. Each grass has its own characteristics and needs. The grass that is right for you should match both your local climate and the amount of time you have to spend on your yard.

Annual Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum)

Annual ryegrass is a shiny and coarse grass species. It is relatively high maintenance, not being very wear resistant and having a low tolerance for hard environmental conditions like excess heat. It is typically used in cool weather areas.

Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon)

Bermuda grass is a warm climate, fast-growing creeping grass species that requires full sun. It can be used in coastal areas due to its ability to handle salty soil, more so than most other plant species. The grass requires moderate levels of maintenance and can withstand constant walking and wear.

Kikuyugrass (Pennisetum clandestinum)

Kikuyugrass is a warm-season grass that grows so fast it is sometimes considered a weed in areas that it has become naturalized. It is very low maintenance and disease-resistant. Though it will become stunted in dry conditions, it can grow back quickly when given sufficient water.

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Perennial ryegrass is used more often than its annual counterpart. Like annual ryegrass, the perennial cultivar is not very wear resistant. The plant sprouts quickly and ideal in situations where grass needs to be grown immediately, such as on dirt slopes or in new construction sites.

Red Fescue (Festuca rubra)

Red fescue does well in shaded areas and is exceptionally low maintenance, rarely requiring watering or fertilization. It is also relatively wear resistant, making it ideal for areas where constant mowing or maintenance is difficult.



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