Choosing the Right Lawn for Your Garden- Tips for the Novice

Even a novice can have a beautiful lush green lawn if you choose the right one for your home. Lots of people don’t realize that lawns are made up of different grass varieties. Some may grow well in one climate, while others may not do as well. There are a few different factors to choosing the right lawn for your garden. If you can answer some questions about your garden where you are wanting to put a lawn you will be well on your way to having the lawn you are dreaming of.

Seed or Turf Rolls?

The first thing to decide is whether you want to start with seed or by installing a high quality turf. What most people use to determine which one works best is the amount of time, energy and money you are looking to invest in your lawn. Starting with seed may be cheaper, to begin with. But it takes more time investment. You need to make sure the soil is optimal for your seed type. (different grass seeds need different types of soil). You need to be willing to wait the couple months it can take before you have a full lawn. And you need to be able to fertilise it, water it and give it all it needs till it is well-established. Starting with a high quality turf, on the other hand, takes away some of the early steps that come with seeds. It is quicker to be established and can give you a great looking lawn in a couple weeks.

How do I choose a lawn variety?

Consider the type of turf or seed you are going to use. Different grass varieties are better suited for different environments. Some do well in humid areas, others require shade to grow best. Some can grow pretty much anywhere. Knowing the conditions that your lawn will endure will be a good starting point in determining which type of grass is best.

Maintenance- How much time do you REALLY want to spend in the yard?

Also consider the level of maintenance you are willing to do.This will help you to choose the right lawn. If you are looking for something low maintenance you are better suited to choosing a slower growing variety. Otherwise, you may find yourself mowing the lawn more often than you’d like. Furthermore, are you ready to water it every few days? Or do you prefer being able to water it deeply once a week? If you’re the latter, you may want to look into more drought-resistant types of grass for your lawn. Finding and treating weeds a task you’re willing to do? Or something you’d prefer to avoid? If you want to avoid the added time of weeding you may want to consider a stronger, weed resistant variety for your lawn.

In the end, the best way to determine the right grass for you, be it starting from seed or using a high quality turf is to speak to a specialist. Our team at Greener Lawn will be happy to match you to the right variety for your needs. Visit us today!