Annual ryegrass is a cool-season grass well adapted to sunny conditions and moderate temperatures. Also known as Italian ryegrass or wintergrass, it is often sown at high rates to overseed warm-season turfgrasses for fall, winter, and early spring color or to provide temporary cover for soil stabilization. It is not otherwise used for turf. Annual ryegrass dies in the late spring to early summer. It often turns yellow and dies before warm-season grasses come out of dormancy.
As a warm-season grass, Bahia operates on a different timetable than northern grasses for month-by-month lawn tasks. Seeding is best done in spring, as growth accelerates. Overseed existing thin lawns at the same time. However, the warm, moderate winters in Bahia's limited area offer some flexibility. Fall seedings in Florida will establish fairly well.
Bermuda grass creates a vigorous, fast-growing lawn with medium to fine texture. In frost-free climates, Bermuda grass will stay green year-round; otherwise, it turns brown as soon as it freezes. Bermuda grass tolerates heat and drought because its roots reach deep into the soil. It is tolerant of heavy foot traffic and grows best when irrigated and lightly fertilized twice a year.
Centipede's use as a lawn grass is largely restricted by climate and soil requirements. In the sandy, acidic soils of the Southeast, from the Carolinas across the Southern Coastal Plains to the Texas Gulf Coast, warm winters accommodate Centipede's needs.
Creeping Red Fescue Adaptation & Uses Festuca Rubra var. rubra Creeping Red Fescue grass seed is widely planted for turf grass in the transition and Northern cool season areas. Creeping Red Fescue is a fine bladed grass with medium to dark green color. It is easily established from seed and spreads with rhizomes with a "creeping" growth habit.
Fescue is a popular cool season lawn grass, mainly because it's able to take shade. In fact it's the only family of grasses that can be sustained year-round in areas that are heavily shaded. This grass falls into two major categories: tall fescue and fine fescue.
Kentucky Bluegrass. Poa pratensis. Kentucky bluegrass is the most popular cool-season grass for northern climates. It is used in home lawns, parks, athletic fields and golf courses. Bluegrasses require medium amounts of lawn care. With proper management, this species will form a dense, dark green, attractive lawn.
Perennial ryegrass is a grass that has many uses but probably does not get the credit it should. Kentucky bluegrass is known as the ideal lawn grass, fescues are known for shade and low maintenance, and perennial ryegrass is typically known for speedy germination and not much more.
Perennial ryegrass (is a grass that has many uses but probably does not get the credit it should. Kentucky bluegrass is known as the ideal lawn grass, fescues are known for shade and low maintenance, and perennial ryegrass is typically known for speedy germination and not much more.
Tall fescue, a European native, is classified as Festuca arundinacea in terms of plant taxonomy. Growers of ornamental grasses will recognize it as a relative of blue fescue grass (Festuca glauca). But whereas the latter is planted for its ornamental value, tall fescue is often considered undesirable.
Zoysia Grass Problems. Invasive – Zoysia grass is a very invasive grass. The reason you can plant plugs and not have to seed the lawn is because zoysia grass will crowd out all other species in the lawn. Then when it has taken over your lawn, it will start in on your flower beds and your neighbor’s lawn.