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Which type of grass should I get for my lawn?

Whether you live in the warm south or the cool north, selecting the right type of grass for your lawn is a critical part of getting the best lawn on the block. If you are wondering which type of grass will work best for your lawn, check out this infographic to learn more. 

What are the best types of grass for cool-season growing?

The five best types of grass for cool seasons are; bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue and tall fescue. 

What are the best warm-season grasses? 

The five best grasses for warmer seasons are bahai, bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine, and zoysia. 

What are the best grasses for acidic lawns?

For acidic lawns you will want to consider a grass like bent grass, or centipede grass. Alternatively, you could lay down some lawn lime to alkalize your lawn so that it will tolerate more sensitive grass types. 

What are the best grasses for full sun?

For a lawn that receives full sun, most grass types on this list will suit your lawn well as they will all tolerate full sun exposure.

What types of grass are best for shade?

For shady lawns you should consider fine or tall fescue. For partial sun you can use centipede, St. Augustine, or zoysia grass. 

What should I look for when selecting a grass variety?

When selecting a grass type you should consider the acidity of the soil, the amount of sun/shade your lawn receives, the amount of cutting and maintenance your grass will require and of course the type of grass that's best for your season. 

Choosing the right type of grass for your lawn is as important as selecting the right perennials for your landscape. Whether you want good year round grass, or want to reseed your lawn each season. This infographic is a great resource to help you find the right grass for you. Visit A Green Hand for more great lawn care tips. 


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