What is the best type of grass?

How do you decide which kind of grass is best for your lawn? Don’t just choose a type of grass because that’s what your neighbor has, or because you saw an advertisement for it in a magazine or newspaper.

First, you’ll want to choose a variety of grass that is well suited to your area of the country. How do you know this? Ask a local nursery which types of grass do best in your area (and which types need the least amount of care to thrive!). Or find and contact your local extension agent.

The Better Lawn and Turf Institute also offers a guide to choosing grass for a northern lawn. and choosing grass for a southern lawn.

Look up cutting heights for different types of grass.

Ever considered other ground cover options instead of grass?

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