Whether you are starting with a fresh lawn or revamping an existing lawn, you may be interested in planting new grass. If you are like me, you may have thought that there was only one type of lawn grass that could be planted. The truth is, there are several different types of grass that are ideal for lawns, and they vary based on your climate. Here are three of the best grasses for your Denver lawn.
- Tall fescue. First, tall fescue is a well-known type of grass, and it is known for its adaptability. It can withstand all weather conditions, including the cold, heat, droughts, and shade. It is a grass with deep roots, so it needs little watering and can tolerate heavy foot traffic from a busy family.
- Kentucky Bluegrass. Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the most popular grasses found in Denver, and it thrives in all types of climates. This grass gets its name from its fine, blue-green blades. It is also a soft grass, perfect for walking around barefoot. This grass prefers full sun, but some varieties can handle total shade.
- Buffalograss. Finally, another grass that is popular in the Denver area is Buffalograss. Buffalograss can only grow at an elevation of 6500 feet or below. It is resistant to heat and drought and is known for its long, curly blades that create the look of a green carpet. However, this grass isn’t ideal for heavy foot traffic and can attract pests and diseases if left around stagnant water.
Selecting the best grass for your yard can be a surprisingly overwhelming decision, but it doesn’t have to be. When choosing a grass, it is important to consider your lifestyle and yard. For example, if you have a busy family and an area of full sunlight, tall fescue is a better option than Buffalograss. No matter what you choose, if you need landscaping assistance, Next Step Landscaping can assist you with turning your yard into the perfect outdoor space.