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Finding the Right Type of Grass for Your Texas Lawn

Finding the Right Type of GRASS for your TEXAS LAWN LEARN ABOUT YOUR LOCAL CLIMATE Planting zones in Texas range from 6b to 9a The zone number-and the average temperature-tend to increase as you go from the northwest portion of the state to the southeast Dallas-Fort Worth is in zone 8a In general, grass varieties that are heat- and drought- tolerant do best in Texas Be sure to consider local and state regulations for grass types and irrigation CONSIDER YOUR YARD'S CHARACTERISTICS SITE SOIL SHADE Some types of grass tolerate shade better than others SALT Salt can be a problem for some types of grass, while others are more tolerant ACCESSIBILITY Select grass that needs less water or fertilizer for TYPE Clay, sand, and loam retain moisture differently hard-to-reach areas TRAFFIC PH Choose a grass that recovers well it your yard gets a lot of foot traffic Many grasses prefer a neutral pH, but others like more acidity or alkalinity EXPLORE POPULAR GRASS VARIETIES BERMUDA ST. AUGUSTINE broad-leafed, Deep green, densely growing, and ideal for areas with low precipitation Dark green, and ideal for those who want a dense lawn grass variety for the entire state of Texas Great Does well in areas with a hot, tropical climate Can handle moderate An ideal choice for amounts of salt spray yards with sandy soil ZOYSIA Weed-repelling, disease- resistant, and resilient against traffic and wear Thrives in a wide range of sunlight exposure levels, temperatures, and precipitation levels Prefers slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 PROVIDED BY: STARR Turf- www.STARRTURF.COM SOURCES: Starrturf.com/products/grass.aspx Turfgrasssod.org/pages/consumer-resources/types-of-grasses/ Bhg.com/gardening/yard/lawn-care/how-to-choose-the-best-type-of-grass-for-your-lawn/ Lawnfertilizers.com/info/lime-sulphur.html Gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/texas-planting-zones.htm Texaslawns.com/ Bermudagrass.com/ Zoysias.com/preparation/index.html#.WZS9W9GQ×XI Aggie-horticulturetamu.edu/archives/parsons/turf/publications/staug.html

Finding the Right Type of Grass for Your Texas Lawn

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When you start looking at your options for grass for your lawn, think about the shade and traffic that your yard gets. Look at this infographic and find the right type of grass for your lawn!

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