With all the difference in the seasons, you may wonder how to select grass for a front yard. The best type of grass for your front yard depends on the season. It’s also great to think about types of grass that work best for your local climate and soil conditions. Typical American grass varieties are typically sorted into two categories which is cool-season grasses and warm-season grasses.
- Cool-season grasses can develop strong roots in areas with mild summers and cold winters. These types of grasses are commonly found in the northern half of the U.S. and along the west coast.Common varieties of cool-season grasses include: Kentucky bluegrass, Rough bluegrass, Bent grass, and Fescue Ryegrass.
- On the opposite spectrum, warm-season grass grows thick and lush during the months of summer but begins to turn a yellow color when it becomes dormant in the winter months. These types of grasses are commonly found in the southern half of the U.S.Common varieties of warm-season grasses include: Bermuda grass, Buffalo grass, St. Augustine grass, Carpet grass, and Zoysia grass.
You now know how to select grass for a front yard. When in doubt about the particular type of grass suitable for the current season in your area, make sure to ask your landscaper for their professional advice