Some Types of Grass For Landscaping


Bluegrass is the turfgrass of choice in colder northern areas. The color and texture are exceptional with the right growing conditions. Sunlight, good soil, and regular water supply are critical to a beautiful bluegrass lawn.


Centipede is a tough, low-growing, low-maintenance turfgrass. It grows best in the acidic soil of the lower South. Centipede has a rougher texture than most turfgrasses, but with proper care, it has excellent weed and pest resistance.


The Fescue family has several members, including fine fescue, Chewings fescue, creeping red fescue, hard fescue, and tall fescue. All varieties can survive cold winters well. Tolerance for heat, drought, shade, and wear varies by variety, so check the label for details. All fescue responds well to a regular fertilizing and aerating schedule.

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass develops quickly and holds up to foot traffic. Ryegrass is a simple addition to cool-season grass mixes and the overseeding “wintergreen” option for warm-season lawns.