What is the best grass choice for my lawn?

December 2nd, 2015 by gardens_admin

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In our area, the best selection for low maintenance, traffic tolerance (children, pets), and low weed growth are the zoysias. There are several different varieties on the market now. For the shadier areas, fescues remain a preference and are inexpensive to install as most types can be seeded which costs much less to do than sodding. Fescue can be installed as sod, but is best done during the cooler months. Southern turfs such as zoysias, Bermuda, Centipede, etc. are best planted during the warmer period of mid-May through the first of September. In deeply shaded areas that have lots of tree roots for competition, consider planting Mondo Grass, Liriope, or Vinca minor as an alternate groundcover to turf.

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