Grass Types

Published : 11/22/2021

Turf varieties can be broadly categorised into two groups. Cool season or warm season grasses.

Cool season grasses

Cool season grasses start growth at 5°C and grow at their fastest rate when temperatures are between 10°C and 25°C, in climates that have relatively mild summers with lower humidity levels. These grasses have two periods of rapid growth in the spring and autumn. They retain their colour well in extreme cold and typically grow very dense, carpet-like lawns with relatively little thatch.

Common selections of cool season grasses include: Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrasses, and Fescues.

Warm season grasses

Warm season grasses only start growth at temperatures above 10 °C and grow fastest when temperatures are between 25 °C and 35 °C. They often go dormant in cooler months, turning shades of tan or brown. Many warm season grasses are quite drought tolerant and can handle very high summer temperatures.

Common selections of warm season grasses include Kikuyu, Zoysia and Buffalo


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