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What Grasses Grow Best in Maryland?

maryland grassAre you looking to revamp your lawn this year? You can do so by planting new grass, but you may not know what type of grass to choose. Aqua-Brightis here to help you select the best Maryland grasses for your lawn! Below we have listed the grasses that are known to grow best in Maryland. There are pros and cons to each, so that you can make the best decision for your own lawn.

Tall Fescue
This is a newer type of grass that is becoming quite popular. Its desirability is linked to its wear-resistant and heat, drought, and shade tolerant nature. This turf-type grass doesn’t require much maintenance, unlike other grasses that brown quickly into the summer. Tall Fescues tend to brown last in the summer.

Perennial Ryegrasses
With an attractive dark green color, these grasses will survive in some shade, but for the most part require full sunlight. Because of their requirement of sunlight, Perennial Ryegrasses are very heat-resistant and drought-resistant. They can also withstand heavy foot traffic. However, they are known to be prone to diseases and don’t do well in freezing temperatures. But with all this snow every winter in Maryland, you’re not going to see the grass anyway! In the spring, fall, and summer months, upkeep and mowing is easy.

Kentucky Bluegrass
Kentucky Bluegrass is common in Maryland lawns with its easy upkeep and dark green color. Although it can’t tolerate a lot of shade, it does have a very good texture and the ability to grow more grass and spread easily. It is easy to mow; however upkeep may be difficult because of its sensitivity to diseases and thatching. To help with upkeep, it would be useful to install an irrigation system.

A combination
The most popular grass is usually not just one, but a mixture. A mixture of Fescue, Rye, and Bluegrass helps with all areas of the lawn. With Fescue’s tolerance of heat and shade, Ryegrass’s tolerance of foot traffic, and Bluegrass’s soft texture, the three make the perfect mixture.

If you have more questions about which type of Maryland grass would grow best in your lawn, or may be looking for an irrigation system to help with upkeep, call Aqua-Bright at 410-489-9009 or contact us on our website. At Aqua-Bright, it’s more than just getting the job done, it’s getting the job done right. That’s why we take our time and pay attention to every last detail. Whether it’s installing lawn sprinkler systems, outdoor security lighting, or basement waterproofing, the professionals at Aqua-Bright do the job right. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+!

Sources:

http://www.scotts.com/smg/templates/index.jsp;jsessionid=AB8E707AB0A0D5AC8A2ECF2F69D4B014?pageUrl=grassIdentifier&stp=1

http://www.outsidepride.com/resources/states/maryland.html

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