Nothing improves the curb appeal of your home more than a great lawn and landscaping. And curb appeal impacts how your neighbors and potential buyers, view your home.
Its Spring Time! And it may be time to re-seed or over-seed your grass depending on the type of grass that you want to plant. There are two major types of grass, classified by when to plant: Warm-Season and Cool-Season.
- Should be seeded from March through September, depending on your specific location and weather patterns
- Need hot summers and mild winters
- Grow during summer
- Go dormant in fall and winter
- Thrive in temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit
- Generally need less water, making them more drought tolerant
- Tend to have wide, coarse blades
- Should be mowed close to the ground
- Are often overseeded with annual grasses for year-round color
- Are generally creeping varieties
The major warm-season varieties are Bahia, Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine and zoysia.
- Are seeded mid-August through mid-October, depending on specific location and weather patterns
- Thrive in regions where winter temperatures reach below freezing
- Grow during spring and fall
- Go dormant in summer
- Thrive in temperatures from 60 degrees Fahrenheit
- Have longer, finer blades
- Are maintained at a higher mowing level
- Are generally bunch varieties
The major cool-season varieties are Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue, tall fescue and ryegrass.