Grass is a popular pick for well-maintained gardens. In fact, you’ll often see them in both rural and urban landscapes. But, what makes grass such a good choice? Well, grass is low-maintenance and fairly cheap compared to other plants. They also come with a lot of benefits.
Probably the most important use of grass is to the environment. Like any other plant, grass can improve the quality of the air we breathe. It purifies the air and filters dust and other pollutants. On top of that, it can prevent soil erosion and provide us quality water thanks to its root system.
Grass can also reduce noise pollution by acting as a blanket that absorbs and deflects noise. The same goes for glare and light.
Grass tones down environmental heating as well which is why sports fields and recreational areas often have well-maintained grass. Aside from helping athletes cool down, grass also acts as a buffer that reduces the impact when athletes or kids playing in the park fall down.
However, not all grasses are created equal. Some grass types need more maintenance while others require specific soil types. There are also grasses which flourish well under the full shade of the sun. On the other hand, there are grass types which grow well even in shady areas.
Another important factor to consider when picking which grass seed you’ll plant is the season. For example, Bermuda and centipede grasses are best planted during late spring. At the same time, Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue should be planted come fall.
To help you get started, here’s a short infographic that will tell you the best grass types to plant during the warm and cool seasons. It will also let you know which soil types and mowing height work best for these grass types.