Not many people know that Green Lawn is part of landscaping. Without a beautiful green lawn in your yard, you will not have a landscaping design. In fact, lawn is the first project to tackle before starting a landscaping project. A nicely maintained green lawn is the basic element to increase the value of your property.
Not all lawn grass is created equal in this scenario. It is much depending on the weather condition. So, lets categorized it into Warm Lawn Grass and Cool Lawn Grass.
There are 4 types of warm lawn grass. Bahia Grass, Carpet Grass, Bermuda Grass and Centipede Grass.
Bahia grass is medium maintenance class and mowing requirements. Bahia grass branch out to two other common names like Argentine and Pensacola. They can usually last for the whole summer season and less likely be infected with diseases and invaded by insects. They can thrive in acidic grimy soil.
Carpet Grass has shallow roots and it needs constant watering to keep moist. Therefor, sprinkler system needs to be installed to enjoy this beautiful lawn.
Bermuda grass is probably my best choice of grass in the warm weather areas. It has the least maintenance and mowing frequency compared to other types plus it grows easily from the seed. It is durable and resistant to cold and drought.
Lastly, the Centipede grass that requires not much maintenance and has a lighter color of green versus the other. It has a thick sod which is very delightful to feel on the bare foot.
Now, let’s talk about the specific 2 types of cool weather grass that is the famous Bluegrass and Bent Grass.
Bluegrass is like the best pedigree in its category. It is very dense, low maintenance and do not need much mowing attention. It is versatile and can be planted for home front or sports arena. The green color of the bright Bluegrass is probably the most attractive character.
People wanted Bent Grass for its dark green color. It also grows very thick and dense, thus, best for the showcase lawn that is envy by the neighbor.
On the contrary, you can plant warm climate grass in the cold area, just bear in mind that the grass will become brown color when the temperature decline. Whereas if you plant the cool climate grass in your turf, it will continue its green color throughout the seasons.
For a durable heavy traffic lawn, I would recommend you consider a hard grass to withstand the abuse for an example the Zoysia Grass which is resistant to drought, Perennial Ryegrass that is strong and fast recovery, St. Augustine that is fast growing and resilient to wear and tear, Fine Fescue Grass that can be abandoned and still surviving and lastly, our favorite Kentucky bluegrass.
There are only 3 important steps to maintain a beautiful long lasting turfgrass as a rule of thumb. Water the lawn, fertilize the turf and don’t forget to weed and repel insects and diseases.