Warm Season Types of Grass

The warm season grasses include Bermuda, Zoysia, and Buffalo grasses. These grass types grow best in the southern portion of the United Stats, but there is a fairly wide transition line exists that is impacted by a number of local climatic conditions.

Warmer season grass types experience browning periods when they become dormant due to cool temperatures whereas cool season grasses will maintain their green color throughout the year.  The warmer season grasses experience their best growing periods when soil temperatures are between 70° and 90°F and air temperatures are between 80° and 95 °F.

Since the warmer season grasses may experience browning when exposed to cool temperatures that may be a fact that influences a decision on the type of grass to grow. For those that wish to maintain a green lawn throughout the year, an alternative is to plant annual rye during the dormant periods of the warm season grasses. Annual Rye seeds and grows relatively easily and will gradually disappear as the temperatures begin to rise and the warms season grasses begin to spring to life.

Before selecting a grass for any particular area it is important to evaluate the characteristics for each seasonal grass and compare that to the climate in the region where it will be grown. As with all things in life there are advantages and disadvantages for each grass type.

Best Warm Season Grass Types[Bermuda Grass] Bermuda Grass - Bermuda grass can survive the harshest of summers and is therefore extremely drought resistant. This grass spreads easily and is a perennial grass which means you won't need to reseed every year.
[Zoysia Grass] Zoysia Grass - Zoysia forms one of the thickest turfs you'll ever see. Once its well established it is nearly impossible for weeds to penetrate which is a major benefit of zoysia lawns. Another major benefits is that it doesn't grow quickly so that means a lot less time mowing the grass.
[Bentgrass] St Augustine Grass - Florida and Texas are the most common areas of the country to find St. Augustine grass. This type of grass flourishes in sunny and humid conditions. It forms a very thick turf which is a pleasure to walk on when watered properly.
[Kentucky Bluegrass] Bahai Grass - This grass type is also quite popular in Florida and southern California, but unlike St Augustine it is much more resistant to drought. Aside from being drought resistant it is also very resistant to bugs and diseases.
[Kentucky Bluegrass] Buffalo Grass - Buffalo grass probably the only grass that is native to the United States. It grows extremely well in the Great Plains and is also drought resistant. This grass spreads very easily which helps form a great lawn in no time at all.
[Kentucky Bluegrass] Carpet - Carpetgrass is a creeping type of grass that loves wet soil conditions. Carpet grass is planted from seeds or sprigs and is native to the interior Gulf states.
[Centipede Grass] Centipede - Centipede grass produces a very nice looking lawn that is virtually weed free and very dense. This makes centipede lawns very attractive. While centipede grass is slow growing it's very aggressive which gives it the aforementioned characteristics.

Are you throwing you money away by watering grass at the wrong time? You might be growing fungus in your grass by watering to early in the morning. Make sure you understand the pros and cons of lawn watering this season. You want to make sure you're not over watering the lawn, so the grass grows an extensive root system to provide adequate moisture during those long hot summer months.

It doesn't take many weeds to make it look terrible. They seem to creep in when you least expect it. Don't let lawn weeds turn your lawn into an eye sore, take control of those weeds. 

Some lawn pests you can see, and some you cannot. Whether you can see them or not these guys can destroy your lawn. They can cause damage that could take years to repair. However, with a proper lawn care regimen these guys should be kept at bay. If you ever see a problem please contact us and we'll do our best to help you out.

Tips On Proper Lawn Care

Every home owner dreams of the day that he has the best looking lawn in the neighborhood.  The fastest way to the greenest grass is the right lawn fertilizer. Nothing defines the best looking lawn more than vibrant green grass that is weed free. Believe it or not having this type of grass isn't all the difficult, nor does it require the expensive lawn care service you might expect. Choosing the right lawn fertilizers and using it at the right time is critical to your success.

Lawn Weeds

There are several parameters that need to be in check to ensure your lawn is healthy. When one of these parameters are out of the normal range your lawn becomes susceptible to disease. These diseases can kill your entire lawn very quickly so if you notice something is not right, get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.

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