With several different types of turf or lawn grass seed out there, it can be difficult to identify which type of grass you have. Knowing which type of grass you have can be helpful when determining how to care for your lawn and keep it looking its best year round.
Whether you’re here to determine your current lawn type or you’re looking for the right grass seed for your lawn, this guide is for you!
Types of lawn grass seed
The maintenance you provide and the products you use on your lawn will depend on which type of grass you have. One of the biggest identifiers for your lawn is determining if you have a warm-season or a cool-season grass type. Warm-season grasses thrive in warm-weather regions and go dormant in the winter, and are typically found in the southern part of the U.S. Cool-season grasses do best in regions with more extreme temperatures in the summer and winter.
Which grass type do I have?
This is a common question that homeowners often have when they’re wanting to reseed or ensure they’re properly caring for their lawn. Below you’ll find some common lawn grass seeds followed by pictures and descriptions to help you identify your grass type.
Sundancer is the most advanced turf type Buffalograss available to the turf industry today, responding to the demand for warm-season turf with superior turf qualities and performance from seed. Sundancer is a low maintenance grass that is widely adapted to diverse environments with excellent tolerance to foot traffic.
This cool-season seed blend is a tough and durable grass for homes, parks, sports fields, and more. Fiji II Perennial Ryegrass is fast to establish and produces a lush green lawn. Fiji offers excellent tolerance to foot traffic and resistance to disease.
T.L.C. Tall Fescue lawn grass seeds are a special formulation of great-performing, compatible tall fescues fit together to create a beautiful, yet durable and hardy lawn. With its natural dark-green color and fine-leaved texture, deep roots, natural pest and disease resistance, and self-repairing rhizomes, this blend should provide you with many years of beauty and durability.
Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the most used lawn blends in the north. Dark and rich green color, this blend produces grass with a soft, fine blade. As with most cool season turf grasses, Kentucky Bluegrass thrives in the spring and fall, and will require more maintenance with frequent mowing and fertilization.
Shady Lawn Blend is a great solution for lawns that receive large amounts of shade from mature trees. This cool-season blend is composed of Creeping Red Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass, providing a wonderful environment for your shady area.
Sports/Park Blend is made up of a combination of cool-season grasses, including Dwarf Tall Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Perennial Ryegrass. This blend is designed to produce the beautiful green, artificial-like color along with the durability of the sports field, exhibiting an excellent durability against food traffic.
Spring or fall planting
High water usage
Widely adapted to most soils
If you’re still unsure about which grass type you may have, contact our Cultivation Experts to learn more about which grasses that will do best in your region and thrive under your home’s conditions. Our team has decades of experience producing products that exceed industry regulations to help our customers make the most out of their seed investment.
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