What is the best grass to use in Colorado lawns?
There is no single "best" grass species
to recommend for planting in Colorado lawns. The best grass for
an individual lawn is determined by considering such factors as
quality expectations, anticipated level of use/traffic, willingness
or ability to provide basic turf management needs (including adequate
irrigation), water/soil quality issues (such as salinity), elevation,
and budget - to name a few.
There is no grass that will work well in every Colorado
lawn. In most lawn situations, there will be a number of grass
species that could be used with success. In some lawn situations,
there may be only 1 or 2 species that could be expected to perform
The following documents provide information on a
number of different turf species that could be used in Colorado
lawns. The one entitled "Turfgrass Species and Variety Selection
Guidelines" covers the turf species most commonly used in
Individual species fact sheets are also included
here, for those wishing more in-depth information on some of the
different turf species.
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