Lawns: Turfgrass Selection

Gardens & Landscapes March 26, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management


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Turfgrass Selection

Grass seed sold in bulk. (Photo credit: Karen Jeannette)
Grass seed sold in bulk. (Photo credit: Karen Jeannette)

Depending on where you live, your lawn may be comprised of cool-season, warm-season, or a combination of cool- and warm-season grasses. Whether establishing or maintaining a lawn, following proper cultural and maintenance practices will depend on what type of grass you grow and how it is adapted to its environment. Learn more about cool season and warm season grasses.

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  • Turfgass Species Tour (University of Illinois Extension) is helpful for identifying and selecting turfgrass species for specific purposes. Plant characteristics, uses, seeding rate, adaptations, and special problems of each species are provided. Choose turfgrass by selecting the type of management programs and site environments your lawn will receive.


Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management

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