Grasses for Any Climate

This chart divides grasses into northern (cool season) and southern (warm season) varieties, each listed by common English name followed by botanical name. Details in the chart include: areas in which each grass grows best, keyed to the map on page 266; the optimal range of soil pH; the planting methods and preferred planting seasons; the amount of seed in pounds needed to sow an area of 1,000 square feet; and the ideal mowing height. The last column lists important attributes and the maintenance requirements of each variety.


Kentucky Bluegrass

Western Wheatgrass

Bermuda Grass

Buffalo Grass