Now that spring is in full bloom and summer is on its way, you’re probably thinking about the different tasks you need to start doing outside. One such question is how often you’re supposed to mow the lawn when the grass is still fragile. Plus, if you notice patches of dull dirt that aren’t reaching their full potential, then you will want to do something about it. But the real question is, what grass is right for you? Let’s find that out together.
Different Types of Grass
When you’re looking for the grass that will make your lawn and landscape complete, you’ll need to brush up on some vocabulary words that could confuse you. Most homeowners aren’t familiar with the terminology of grass, mainly because they assume that it doesn’t make an appreciable difference. However, if you want your yard to look even more beautiful this year, then you need to find the right one for you. The grass is usually classified in two ways: creeping and bunch.
Creeping grasses include bluegrass, Bermuda, and warm-season grasses – perfect for the end of May and the beginning of June! These grasses rely on above-ground or below-ground runners to spread out, but sadly, are more vulnerable to the problem of thatching.
Bunch grasses, on the other hand, start spreading from the crown of the plant. Some of the unusual varieties in this category include fescue and ryegrass. Even though you think mowing the lawn will damage the grass, in this case, it is beneficial. That’s because mowing helps the crown continue to grow, happy as can be. This way, the grass will live on and continue to grow, season after season, year after year.
Grasses That Thrive in Cool Weather
Bentgrass, bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue, and tall fescue are all examples of grasses that prefer cooler weather and even thrive in it. However, even if you missed the planting window for setting these seeds into your lawn, don’t despair. This means you have an opportunity to focus on warm-season grasses.
Grasses That Thrive in Warm Weather
Bahia, Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine and Zoysia are all types of grass that love warm weather. If you live in the transition zone where grasses prefer to be in mixed-environment, do some more research to figure out if the climate, soil type, and sun-to-shade balance are amenable to the kinds of grass you want to cultivate.
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