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Lawn Grass Types

If you want to have a gorgeous lawn, choosing the right type of lawn grass for your yard is the best place to start. Typically the lawn grass type you choose should be one or a blend of the following types.

Kentucky bluegrass

Kentucky bluegrass is a perennial grass that spreads via underground rhizomes, enabling it to stand up to wear and tear. It does best with plenty of sunshine, plenty of water, and well-fertilized soil. It takes six to eight weeks to grow from lawn grass seed into a mature lawn, so it’s not the best grass to fill in patches when you need a lawn fix in a hurry.

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass also loves sunshine, lots of water, and fertile soil. It only takes two weeks. It spreads above ground with small shoots from the base of the grass. This makes it less able to bear high traffic. Some varieties of perennial ryegrass contain edophytic fungi, which make the lawn healthier by deterring certain types of insects.

Tall fescue

Tall fescue has deep roots that help it withstand dry conditions. It requires less sunshine than perennial ryegrass or Kentucky bluegrass. Like ryegrass it spreads above ground, which makes it less resistant to heavy traffic. Tall fescue has wide blades, so it less soft and inviting than other grass types. It grows quickly and requires frequent mowing.

Fine Fescues

Other than an artificial grass lawn, nothing beats the minimal lawn care required by the fine fescues grass types. They grow slowly, so they don’t need to be mowed often. In addition, they can grow in generally infertile soil, so regular fertilization is unnecessary. They are also very shade tolerant. On the downside, they don’t stand up well to heavy traffic.

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