The 12 Most Common Grass Types for Lawns
- Gene Caballero
- March 18, 2020
This infographic covers the 12 most common types of turf grasses in the US. These 12 grasses each have unique features and applications.
What are the most common types of grass found in American lawns? The most common types of grass are Bahia, Bent, Bermuda, Buffalo, Carpet, Centipede, Fescue, Kentucky Blue, Pasplum, Rye, St. Augustine and Zoysia.
Which types of grass are best for cold climates? The best grasses for cold climates are Zoysia, Rye, Kentucky Blue, Fescue, Buffalo, and Carpet grasses.
What types of grass are best for warm climates? The best grasses for warmer lawns are St. Augustine, Paspalum, Kentucky Blue, Bahai, Bent, Buffalo and Zoysia.
Which grass types are drought resistant? The grasses best suited for drier climates are Bahai, Buffalo, Centipede, and Kentucky Bluegrass.
Which grasses need the most water? The grasses which require the most water are Bermuda, Bent, Paspalum, Rye, St. Augustine, Zoysia and Carpet grass. Carpet grass requires more water than any other type of grass.
What type of grass is used on golf courses? One of the most common types of grass found on golf courses is Bent grass, which despite it’s high water requirements, is prized because it can be cut very, very short.
Which grass types can be cut short? The best grass types for short lawns include Bent, Paspalum, St. Augustine and Zoysia.
What are the cheapest lawn seeds? By the pound, Rye Grass is by far the cheapest averaging just 1 dollar per pound. Other cheaper seeds include Kentucky blue, centipede and carpet grass. Paspalum on the other hand is by far the most expensive costing about $45 a pound!
Are there slow growing grasses? Yes there are! The slowest growing grasses include Carpet, Centipede, Fescue and Kentucky. Buffalo is a close 5th, but it only has to be cut once a month! The fastest growing grass is Rye grass, which outgrows most other grasses.
The grass type you will want to use will greatly depend on a variety of factors in your lawn. Hopefully this infograpic will help simplify the process of choosing the right grass for your lawn!
By using this infographic, you can determine which grass is best for your lawn. If you found this infographic useful, so will your friends! Why not share this infographic with them too?!