Cool-Season and Warm-Season Grasses
Your location determines the types of grasses that will work best. The area in the middle of the country is the transition zone. Mixtures of cool- and warm-season grasses are often necessary there, but cool-season varieties are the most successful.
Popular cool-season grasses:
- Perennial ryegrass
- Tall fescue
- Fine fescue
Popular warm-season grasses:
- Common Bermuda
- Hybrid Bermuda
Whichever region you live in, these guides and maintenance tips for grass, soil, fertilizing and mowing will help you become an expert in lawn care.
Cool-season grasses do best in the northern parts of the United States, where winter temperatures drop below freezing.
Warm-season grasses grow best in the southern regions of the United States, thriving on hot summers and mild winters.
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