Grass Varieties and their Benefits

Posted by nutrilawn

7/17/14 10:12 AM

What would you say if you found out that improving your Burlington lawn care program was as simple as choosing the right grass seed? Well, it's your lucky day! Your lawn can become much healthier simply by planting the appropriate grass seed. Each grass variety has different strengths that can cater specifically to your lawn's needs. When you combine the right grass seed with expert Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care services, your lawn will become a nearly unstoppable force! Read on to find out tips from Nutri-Lawn Burlington on which grass seed may best suit your unique needs.

Find your soil type

Before you choose your seed, you're going to want to test your soil. You need to check what type of soil you have – is it sandy or clay? – and you'll need to check other aspects, such as the pH levels. Only once you've discovered what kind of soil you have can you move on to pick the right grass seed.

Combat insect infestations

Burlington lawn care battles with insects begin with the right grass seed. Grasses with a strong endophyte quality are more likely to ward away insect infestations, and even some diseases. Chinch bugs are one kind of insect that absolutely hates these grass varieties.

The grasses that you'll want to look for are fescues, bluegrasses, and ryegrases. A good blend of these three grass seeds will create the most effective lawn when it comes to controlling bugs with your Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care services.

Fighting against drought

The grasses that survive drought best are going to be those that can tolerate traffic, love the sun, and require little water to be strong. Many of these grasses can survive in infertile or harsh soil types.

A couple grasses that are recommended by Nutri-Lawn Burlington to fight against drought are:


- Fescues: This variety can handle harshly cold weather. Its strongpoint is its ability to intake water even following a drought.

- Zoysia grass: This variety is beautifully drought resistant as it can thrive in both sunny and shady lawns, and is extremely tolerant of traffic. Zoysia also creates a gorgeously green lawn. It grows slowly so you don't need to mow often.

- Buffalo grass: This grass is less tolerant of traffic than the two varieties listed above, but many of the species in this variety can survive drought. Despite its prairie origin and preference of the warm season, Buffalo grass can continue to thrive in cold seasons.

Get the right height

Even if you have the perfect grass seed for your lawn, it won't be strong unless you maintain it with proper Burlington lawn care. Each grass variety desires a unique mowing height, but it's crucial to remember that you should never take off more than 1/3 of the height when you mow.

Keep in mind proper watering practices. Nutri-Lawn Burlington recommends 1-2 inches every 5-7 days during the peak-growing season. This will keep moisture levels high without over watering, which will boost your lawn's resistance to drought, disease, and insect infestations.

Don't let your lawn go to the dogs this summer! Begin your Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care program today with a complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Burlington.

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