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Choosing the Right Grass for Your Lawn

Choosing the right grass for your lawn can be a daunting task. There are so many types of grass available and so many factors to consider that you may not even know where to start choosing the right grass for your lawn. There is no reason to be afraid, though. There are a few basic steps you need to take, and by getting a little personal knowledge and making your way through the steps, you will find that choosing the right grass for your lawn is nothing to get too worried about.

Choosing the right grassThe first step in choosing the right grass for your lawn is to figure out where the grass is going to be living. To put it simply, you need to know what your climate and growing conditions are like before you even get to choose the right grass for your lawn. No matter what you do or what you want, some grasses are just not going to grow in certain climates and regions. Consult a climate or growing map from the internet or your local lawn and garden store. You should be able to find out what is best for where your yard is. This is a critical step in choosing the right grass for your lawn because it really doesn’t help anything if you choose to seed with a warm season grass only to realize that you live in an area susceptible to hard freezes. Quite simply, your grass will die which wastes your time and your money.

The second step you should take when choosing the right grass for your lawn is to figure out what you need in terms of a lawn. Ask yourself some simple questions to determine what you are looking for before choosing the right grass for your lawn. How much time do you want to put into the lawn? How much money do you want to spend? These are important questions that concern not just the initial planting, but also the life of the lawn. Your willingness or unwillingness to work on your lawn will play a major role in the choosing of the right grass for your lawn.

Choosing the right grassThe third step in choosing the right grass for your lawn is actually the one you have been waiting for: selecting an actual type of grass to use. Through the first two steps in choosing the right grass for your lawn, you were building a list of characteristics you need or want in your lawn. You can now look and see what kind of climate your grass is going to be growing in (warm season, cool season, or transition zone season), how much maintenance you actually want, and how much you would like to spend. All of these factors together will lead you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the right grass for your lawn.

Choosing the right grass for your lawn, then, will now be simple. Go online to a grass seed website or visit your local lawn and garden store. There, they should be able to take the characteristics you assembled through the steps and recommend the right grass, or a series of grasses for you. Choosing the right grass for your lawn is just that simple. It takes just a little time to get educated about choosing the right grass for your lawn and take the mystery out of the process.

   
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