Grass Is Part Of Your Family

Just like you know your family, you should also know you grass. It may be greener on the other side of the fence, but it may be different then yours. Making the right decision when it comes to grass variety can be the difference between a beautiful rich lawn and a dead and dying one.

Cool-season grasses grow best in our climate (South Western BC). These include bentgrass, blue grass, fescue, and ryegrass.

As summer can be quite warm in places, seed mixes (a blend of several grass types) are a great idea if you live in an area that experiences wide climate swings.

That said, other conditions sometimes merit specific grasses.

Do you need a cool-season grass for a shady spot? Try fine fescue. Looking for a grass that will┬ástand up to heavy foot traffic? Try a mix of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye. If heat’s the issue and you need something drought resistant, plant Kentucky bluegrass.

Finally, not all varieties are created equal. Bentgrass and St. Augustine are both high maintenance. Kentucky bluegrass requires lots of fertilizing, dethatching (power raking) and more sun than other varieties. Bahia grass is drought tolerant but prefers frequent mowing.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.


Yard Pro Crew

Some information taking from “The Costco Connection” March/April 2011 issue. Article by -LL

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