Selecting the Correct Grass for Your Landscape
Selecting the correct grass for your specific landscape, and soil, is very important to having a successful landscape. First, you should take a soil sample from each area of your landscape and have it tested.
There are home soil test that can be done. Usually, garden centers, nurseries, Home Depot, and Lowes have home testing kits. Also, many county extension services offer soil testing. Contact your county extension agent, or lawn care professional, to see if they offer soil testing and for their procedure.
Grasses are divided into two categories. There are Warm Season grasses and Cool Season grasses. Warm Season grasses include St. Augustine, Bermuda, Buffalo, Centipede, Zoysia Japonica, and Zoysia Matrella. Cool Season grasses include Annual Bluegrass, Annual Ryegrass, Canada Bluegrass, Chewing Fescue, Colonial Bentgrass, Creeping Bentgrass, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Red Fescue, Rough Bluegrass, Sheeps Fescue, and Tall Fescue.
Selecting the correct grass for your landscape will depend on your location, soil composition, and specific landscape need.