Creeping Red Fescue

Creeping Red Fescue Grass (when, where & how to grow it)

Need a grass type that does well in shade? Creeping red fescue grass is great for this purpose. It thrives in partial and heavy shade, quickly spreads out, and will promptly fill in bare spots. Creeping red fescue also develops deep roots, and because it doesn’t have the sun requirements that some other grasses need to thrive, it’s a great option for those troublesome areas under trees with a dense canopy.

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Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial Ryegrass for Lawns (my ultimate guide)

Perennial Ryegrass has found its way into lawns all over the United States. It has a fine texture, bright green color, and remarkable durability, which makes it popular in school yards and lawns that need resilience to children and pets. Perennial Rye also germinates incredibly quickly, making it great for people wanting their lawn to green promptly or stay green throughout the winter. Scroll down to learn everything you need to know about Perennial Ryegrass for lawns.

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St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine Grass for Lawns (my ultimate guide)

If you want the perfect lawn, you have to choose a grass that is appropriate for your region. If you’re thinking about planting St. Augustine grass, you’ve got to live in a warm weather grass region. In this in-depth guide to St. Augustine Grass, I’ll share everything you need to know about St. Augustine grass and how to decide whether it’s the right fit for you and your lawn.

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Lawn Grass Types

Lawn Grass Types in North America [List & Info]

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This article was last updated on by Lawn Chick Owner Sarah Jameson
Article content reviewed for accuracy by Certified Horticulturist Nicole Forsyth

There are many different types of grasses that grow in North America. However, not all lawn grass types are created equal. The type of grass you have growing in your yard will determine what color it is year-round, the texture it has, how easy it is to maintain, and plays a big role in the general look of your lawn and the curb appeal of your home.

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Turf Type Tall Fescue vs Kentucky Bluegrass

Turf Type Tall Fescue vs Kentucky Bluegrass

Two of the most popular cool-season grasses are quite different from one another when you compare them and take a hard look at their characteristics. People in the far northern zones are safe to call Kentucky Bluegrass a go-to favorite. At the same time, some of their neighbors – especially ones a little farther south in the transition zones – might choose Tall Fescue for their lawns. Let’s compare Turf Type Tall Fescue vs Kentucky Bluegrass and explore the differences between these popular turf grasses.

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Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass for Lawns (my ultimate guide)

Kentucky bluegrass is one of the most popular grass types in American yards. Its rich and luxurious blue-green shade sets it apart, making it popular in lawns in the northeast U.S. Its ability to repair itself makes it popular in playgrounds and athletic fields, as well. When grown in the proper conditions, Kentucky bluegrass has a look like none other. It is a sod forming grass that’s often mixed with other grass types to develop more easily into sod.

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