Types of grass.

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  1. daddy2twins

    daddy2twins New Seed

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    I am looking for a very fine/soft and thick grass to plant in my yard. I have no idea where to start. I am definitely a newbie to this stuff. I am in south Georgia so zone 8 if the zone even matters for grass. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    So are you talking about a lawn grass or ornamental grass????
     
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    daddy2twins New Seed

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    Ha ha. Not sure. I know I used to love the kind we played on on the football field... Really thick and soft. Could take a beating and keep on growing.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That was generically called 'turf grass' I don't know if there was a specific Genus but it appears to encompass many different species of grass.

    Maybe you could contact the school district grounds department to see if they can give you the Genus and species of the grass they used on the playing field.
     



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    htsopelas New Seed

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    What is turf grass?
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Turf grass is used for lawns. Fescue and bluegrass are the ones we know in my neck of the woods.
    Not to be confused with ornamental Grasses which grow in clumps, usually get pretty tall, and have a bloom; usually in the fall.
     
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    Turf grass is used all across the world as an alternative to the 'traditional' lawn grass. It tends to be popular because of its ease of care and there are a number of different types. Turf grass tends to be used in areas where the lawn is always maintained to an extremely high standards such as golf courses. I hope this helps.
     

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