Choosing the Right Golf Grass: 3 Things to Keep In Mind

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, September 30, 2013

There are a lot of differences among golf grass varieties, even though the results may appear to be nearly the same.

Choosing the Right Golf Grass: 3 Things to Keep In Mind

The considerations for picking the best golf grass for your putting green or lawn is to understand the various grasses’ particulars.

1. Temperature
Grasses are either cool weather loving or warm weather loving. A cool weather grass loves to grow in the fall and spring. A warm weather grass loves to grow in the late spring, summer and early fall. In their offseason, grasses need to be overseeded to maintain a lush looking green.

2. Blade Height
Some grasses are short blade, while others are long blade grasses. This means that the blade height of the grass will need to correspond to how you plant to use the grass. You cannot use long blade grass on a putting green. The short mow height will kill the grass. For putting greens, you need a short blade grass.

3. Drought Tolerance
Watering costs, schedules, and tolerance are also important considerations when it comes to picking the right grass. Some grasses are really drought tolerant, while others require more frequent watering. Check with your local City Administrator to see if there are lawn watering restrictions in place. Bermuda Grass is a good choice for drought tolerant grass.

If you have questions about which grass is best for where you live, please contact the turf experts at Modern Turf by calling 803-691-9890. Our knowledgeable pros will be happy to help you find solutions.