With summer fast approaching, many will be turning an eye towards their garden. Now is the perfect time to give your lawn a new lease of life. Lawns are overwhelmingly the most popular crop in America, and there are plenty of seeds to choose from.

When you’ve got everything in order in your garden it’s time to start planning, so here’s a rundown of the most popular lawn seeds.

The 5 Most Popular Types Of Lawn Seed

#1 Kentucky Bluegrass

A firm favorite in America and around the world, Kentucky Bluegrass is famed for its luscious deep green color and dense texture. This grass is popular because it grows fast (and extensively) from seed, although it isn’t a big fan of heavily shaded areas. Kentucky Bluegrass seeds are a hardy bunch, but you should still use a region search like the one on Nature’s Seed to ensure that the grass is suitable for your climate and soil conditions. This type of lawn is more suited to warmer climes, and won’t tolerate a punishing winter.

#2 Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass isn’t native to America. It’s an import from the warmer climates of India and Africa but it’s still well suited to American soils. This seed needs a little extra warmth, so it’s a popular choice in the more southerly states. Bermuda grass is soft, and its luxurious texture makes it the grass of choice for golf courses and sports fields. It can grow quite high (at which point it begins to produce seed heads), but its softness makes it easy to control.

#3 Centipede grass

This is the seed of choice if you want a low-lying but thick lawn. Centipede grass doesn’t grow particularly high, but it is dense. That density helps to keep weeds at bay and gives lawns a solid, professionally finished look. Centipede grass is a slow grower, so don’t choose it if you want rapid coverage, but its deep green hues are uniquely appealing. Seeds are best suited to warmer, southern regions and won’t survive a sustained period below 5 degrees.

#4 Fescue grass

Fescue is the lowest maintenance grass on the list. It can tolerate extreme heat, barely needs to be watered, and will endure even the roughest treatment from your lawn mower! That makes it a popular choice, and it’s beginning to rival Kentucky Bluegrass as America’s favorite turf. It’s medium to dark green and grows in tufts, which means that you need to be careful not to leave any bare spots when planting.

#5 Perennial Ryegrass

An excellent cool climate alternative to some of the other additions on the list, Perennial Ryegrass is hardy. It won’t buckle under sustained and heavy traffic, plus it’s a fast grower. It also does well in light shade, so it’s a good choice for most gardens. Intrepid horticulturists will sometimes mix Perennial Ryegrass with other types of seed to create a varied, deep green texture. It will struggle in especially hot climates, though, and a lengthy heatwave can even be fatal.

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Published by Mike

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