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    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Types of Grass

There are numerous types of grass suitable for residential gardens. The main two types of grass are that of cool and warm season grasses. Most grasses fall within the two main categories and are either light brown or green in color.  Grass that is green is normally growing well and flourishing. Brown color grass is dead or not doing too well unless the grass is in a state of dormancy during winter.

Cool season types of grass flourish in the cooler areas and start growing at the start of spring, whereas the warmer season grasses can stay dormant until later in the spring season and will start to flourish as the summer climate sets in. The warmer season grasses lose chlorophyll during the autumn season and will require extra care if you want them to stay green during the winter period.

The main types of cooler season grasses are that of:

  • Bluegrass –suited for areas of irregular fertilization.
  • Rye – requires reseeding every year, suited for areas where you need to establish lawn quickly.
  • Fescues – well suited for shade areas.
  • Bent – high maintenance; can be cut shorter than other grasses, and more suited for greens than lawns.
  • Brome – more suitable for roadside and as mixture with other seeds than for a home lawn.

 

The main types of warm season grasses are that of:

  • St Augustine – plant through plugs and more suited for warmer areas.
  • Kikuyu –strong, but invasive type which flourishes in warm areas.
  • Buffalo – low water maintenance requirements; more suited for dry areas and has a blue type of colour.
  • Bermuda – not suited for shade areas, but can become thick in sun, can be invasive, but makes for quality lawn.

Contact us to help you determine which one of the types of grass will be best suited for your garden and how to maintain such properly.


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