Choosing which grass to use for your Tupelo lawn can feel overwhelming. There are so many types of grass to choose from, all with their own distinct properties. But instead of leafing through pages of research, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Check out the information below to help you make an educated choice about which type of grass is right for you. If you're still not sure, our Tupelo lawn care experts are happy to help!
St. Augustine grass is happiest in climates that are similar to its namesake, St. Augustine, FL. This type of grass thrives in hot, humid climates, and requires quite a bit of hydration to thrive. This species is a very common choice for lawns in hot states.
Bermuda is one of the most common types of grass found in the south, due to its ability to survive even when it is mowed very short. For this reason, it is often found on local golf courses. Though it can survive being mowed often, it also requires a lot of moisture and fertilization to survive. Those who can handle the high maintenance nature of this grass are rewarded with a beautiful, deep green color.
Centipede offers a very dense turf, but it is also known for being very soft. This grass thrives in hot, humid areas, but does not do well in areas that are arid, as it needs a lot of moisture to survive. One thing to note is that centipede requires less fertilization than most other types that thrive in humid areas.
If you’ve ever stood on a lawn and noticed that it felt prickly on your feet, it was probably Zoysia. This grass type has a thick and prickly feel to it, and is found in the middle and eastern parts of the United States. Great in warmer states, Zoysia has a tendency to turn brown once cold weather comes.
While we have separated the types above, keep in mind that many lawns are created with mixtures of grass types. No two yards are alike, so it is important to choose the grass – or grass mixture – that is right for you.