Comparison of Grass Varieties For Various Factors :
Success with your lawn depends on many things. Not the least among them is growing the proper type of grass for your area.
Different varieties of grasses do better in certain situations than others.
Creeping grasses like Bermuda, bluegrass and most warm-season grasses spread by above- or below-ground runners. Creeping varieties are more prone to thatch.
Bunch grasses such as Fescue and ryegrass spread from the crown of the plant. Mowing high protects the crown and ensures the survival of the grass.
Here are ***comparison charts*** to help you to select the perfect grass for your lawn.
1. Heat Tolerance
2. Cold Tolerance
3. Drought Tolerance
4. Traffic tolerance
5. Mowing heights
6. Disease Resistance
7. Shade Tolerance
8. Establishment Time
9. Insect Resistance
Keep in mind that these are not precise rankings, and a variety of factors can affect the actual performance of a grass within any one area of comparison.
After comparing for various factors, following grasses turn out to be the the best :
1. Bermuda Grass :
• Bermuda grass grows best in full sun.
• Bermuda grass has a medium to fine texture.
• Bermuda grass is drought resistant and highly versatile
• Bermuda Grass is salt tolerant.
• Bermuda grass is easy to establish from seed or grass plugs.
• New Improved Bermuda Grass varieties have extended the growth area well into the Transition Zone
• Bermuda Grass is a perennial sod ‘former’ that has a dark green color
• A fast repairing grass that grows low spreading by rhizomes and stolons.
• Can be mown closely – 1/2 to 3/4 inch mowing heights for some varieties
• Forms a dense turf, goes into dormancy when temperatures drop below 60° and greens up fast when temperatures rise.
• Once only grown from sod or sprigged, bermuda grass is now readily available as grass seed in both common bermuda grass and improved varieties
2. Tall Fescue :
- Tall fescue is probably the second most widely used cool season grass with a broad area of adaptation.
- It is used throughout the cool arid, cool humid and transition zones.
- Tall Fescue has high wear tolerance and for this reason, is often used on sports fields and playgrounds.
- It has the ability to withstand high temperatures and is used in areas where other cool season grasses would fail.
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