Turf Grass Climate Regions

February 2, 2018

When talking turf, a person may hear the phrase, “cool season” or “warm season” grasses. However, this phrase does not actually refer to the season of growth but it describes the region where each species grows best. Both warm and cool season grass species experience the same growing seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter), but the regions overall climate and temperature throughout the year play a huge role in determining which grass species survives most successfully in each area.

Before determining a turf care program, a person must understand their climate region, the turf grass species they want to treat and the best practice for treatment. Gaining an understanding of these factors can help create a turf care program that will ensure a healthy, beautiful lawn year-round.

Please refer to the “Turf Grass Climate Region” info graphic for helpful details. Click image to enlarge:

 

FERTILIZING TIPS:

  1. Wait 5-7 weeks between fertilizer & control product applications to avoid burning your lawn.
  2. Sweep any product that lands in the driveway, sidewalk, or street back into the lawn.
  3. Water in products after application to activate and reduce product loss due to volatilization.
  4. Review all active ingredients on product label to determine if the blend is appropriate for your specific lawn type. Check with your local distributor for more information on grass type and proper product chemistries to use for your area.

For advice on products best suited for your region, check out these TurfCare™ recommended Regional Lawn Care Programs.

Visit TurfCareSupply.com/blog for more information on building a turf care routine. Check out these important articles to get you started:



References:

https://www.domyown.com/lawn-care-schedule-a-537.html

http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/factsheets/cool-season-turfgrasses-id

http://www.learn2grow.com/gardeningguides/lawns/typesgrasses/WarmSeasonGrasses.aspx

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/turfgrassfaq2.html

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/temperatures-grass-seed-germination-61409.html

http://www.ntep.org

http://www.landscape-america.com/grasses/transitional.html

https://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/when-to-dethatch-a-lawn

https://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/warm-season-vs-cool-season-grasses

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/what-is-cool-grass.htm

https://www.naturesfinestseed.com/cool-season-vs-warm-season-grasses-explained

https://www.thespruce.com/what-types-of-lawn-grasses-are-there-2130979

https://www.pnfertilizers.com/whats-the-difference-between-warm-cool-season-grasses/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/effects-ground-temperature-grass-69755.html

http://lawngrasses.com/info/climate-map.html#.WnIyha2ZP64

 

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