Grass Types for Northern Lawns

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Grass Types for Northern Lawns

Category : Lawn Care

When landscaping a yard selecting the correct turfgrass for the region we live in will promote the most beautiful, strong, long-lasting and healthy grass. Lawn installation and care are also easier when we choose what fits our geographical region, in certain areas hydroseeding may be a good option.
Bentgrass

This type of grass is common on golf courses as a turf due to it’s fine but dense texture. Due to the necessity of spraying of insecticides and fungicides as well as extra water and mowing it can be a rather costly turfgrass for landscaping a yard. This grass makes a good choice in hydroseeding.
Fine Fescue

This varietal type of turfgrass that is found in the Northern regions combines red, sheep and hard grasses. It has a unique texture that is fine and pointy to the touch. Intolerant of dryness or heat it tends to work best in lawn installation in areas of high shade.
Kentucky Bluegrass

An extremely popular grass for yard due to the beautiful deep green color and texture it boasts, it is usually chosen for sod farms in the Northern region because it is intolerant of shade. It grows extremely well from a complex underground seed system that works well when used in hydroseeding and combined with other grass mixes.
Ryegrass

This fast germinating grass is easy to locate due to the shine it casts as well as it’s whitish appearance after it is freshly cut. It is often used in hydroseeding and found in mixes that also contain the above noted Kentucky Bluegrass and is primarily used in landscaping in Northern regions that have a cooler season except the top section of the United States and Canada.
Tall Fescue

This cool region type of grass is rather flexible due to its ability to also tolerate the warmth of hotter regions. In lawn installation, it can appear as a weed but is most often found in athletic fields since it is extremely durable. It isn’t usually found in seed mixes because it tends to bunch together.
In Conclusion

A beautiful yard makes spending time out of doors all the more enjoyable. Selecting the right type of seed for a lawn can make all the difference in a beautiful lawn or a mediocre lawn. Selecting the wrong type of grass can cause it to be ruined or unsuccessful if it isn’t for the right region.


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