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Gary Custis

Technical Services Manager, Certified Professional Agronomist

Post Date
Thursday - March 22 - 2018
Post Title

What Type of Grass Should You Plant in Your Area



Determining the type of grass for your region

Turfgrasses perform more effectively within temperatures that most closely match their growth patterns. Turfgrasses are divided into two temperature categories: cool season and warm season.

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COOL-SEASON

Cool-season turfgrasses are those species with optimum growth at temperatures between 60 and 75°F (15.5 to 24°C). Cool season grass species include creeping bentgrass, fine fescue, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, annual ryegrass and perennial ryegrass.

WARM-SEASON

Warm-season turfgrass are those species with optimum growth at temperatures between 80 and 95°F (27 to 35°C). Warm season grass species include Bahiagrass, Bermudagrass, Bentipedegrass, St. Augustine and Zoysiagrass.

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Cool Season Grasses

Northern Region

Rye, Bluegrass, Fescue and Bentgrass varieties.

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Transition Territory

Warm Season and Cool Season grasses grow in this region.

 

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Warm Season Grasses

Southern Region typically go dormant in water.

Bermuda, Centipedegrass, St. Augustine, Zoysia.

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