You don’t have to live in a castle to want to have great lawns.
Let’s talk grass, yards, and everything that goes in to making them beautiful. Even though the weather doesn’t feel much like spring, right now is the time to make plans for a beautiful summer.
One plan you need to make, is how you are going to haul your equipment once the weather does turn warm.
Let’s get this out of the way right now—get a trailer from Trailer Boss.
We have all types of utility trailers. We have small utility trailers for one mower and two rakes. We have larger utility trailers and car haulers for riding lawn mowers. Don’t wait until the last minute to make your selection.
First consider how you will be using the lawn. If you plan to play football on this new green patch, then you’ll need a different variety than if you just want a patch that looks good.
In the Pacific Northwest American Lawns give the following as some of the best choices of grass. http://www.american-lawns.com/states/northwest.html
Fine fescues like red fescue
Certain bluegrasses and ryegrasses
Bentgrasses also grow well in the Northwest, but they require plenty of sun and regular maintenance.
Dwarf tall fescues near the coast. Theses will need to be allowed to grow higher, but they offer a deep green color and tolerate salt better than most species.
Zoysia grasses can also be grown in the Northwest, but they do better in the warm climates of southern Oregon and northern California
Bermuda grass is another possible choice for warm microclimates areas
The American Lawn website also says that, “As a rule, for sports, choose rye; if it’s just for show, go with fescue. Fescues do well in sun, but still keep a healthy green color in the shady areas. Most ryegrasses need full sun to thrive, but they stand up to foot traffic better than fescues.
We will continue to give yard care advice, because we, love our yards and the beauty of our area.