The Complete Beginner's Guide to Lawn Grass

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Everything you ever wanted to know about lawn grass.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Lawn Grass
There are hundreds of different types of lawn grass available in seed or as sod. These grasses represent variation in color that range from green to blue. They represent different blade width from needle like leaves to broad leaf grass. Some like to grow in cool climates, and some like to grow in warmer climates. Some are natural, and some are genetically engineered.

When it comes to choosing your lawn grass there are some important considerations that must be made:

• How much labor are you willing to put into upkeep? The quality of a lawn is dependent upon the maintenance of the lawn.
• What are the seasonal highs and lows of where you live? Some grasses do not do well in either cold or hot extremes, while another grass choice might thrive.
• Usage also plays in important role in determining what kind of grass to plant. Some grass can stand up to really active use, such as sports while other grass does not do well if walked on a lot.
• The amount of light that your yard receives is a critical component to choosing grass for a lawn. Some grasses do well in partial shade, and others need at least 8 hours of full sun. Purchasing the wrong sod or seed for your yards lighting will cause a yellow and very sparse looking lawn.

These are a few of the heavier questions that should go into choosing a grass seed or type of sod. Be sure to ask a professional sod farm like Modern Turf about the types of grass that do well in your area.

Call Modern Turf with your lawn grass questions now at (803) 691-9890.