Georgia's climate is home to many different grass types, all of which have their own special look, feel, and types of care. Knowing which type of grass you have is vital to year-round lawn health amidst Georgia's heat, humidity, and everything in between. We've broken down the different types of grass in Georgia to help you best understand how to let your lawn prosper!
Most of the grass types found in Georgia are warm season lawns and have been successful due to their ability to thrive in the heat and hold up to heavy traffic. Zoysia and Bermudagrass are known for thriving in the summer months, as well as being able to stand up to the occasional cold spell or periods of low rainfall. These two types will enter a dormancy period once Georgia drops below 50 degrees and will begin to lose their green color. AgroPro offers turf painting options to keep your warm season grass looking naturally vibrant and healthy!
Another common warm season type is Centipede grass, known for its ability to prosper in the sun and the shade, making it ideal for a lawn with lots of tree coverage or shady spots.
Fescue grass is the most common cool season grass type found in Georgia and is widely known for its ability to stand resilient in the winter and maintain outstanding durability all year long. Fescue lawns benefit from growing deep root systems before the winter months, which promotes a thick and healthy lawn come springtime. AgroPro offers aeration and seeding for Fescue lawns and uses top-quality, Blue Tag Certified seed to help your lawn tackle the up-and-down Georgia climate.
Between the grass blade and soil's surface, a layer of living and dead organic matter begins to pile up, known as Thatch. Georgia's warm season grasses, Zoysia, Bermudagrass, and Centipede are all most susceptible to excessive thatch layers and become host to pests and disease in the grass. Knowing which type of lawn you are maintaining is especially important when knowing what to look for to keep a healthy warm season lawn. Core aeration is best to help relieve this compaction and break down thatch, keeping your warm season lawn lush and healthy.
One of the most common diseases that Fescue grass lawns are susceptible to is patches of yellow or brown grass known as Brown Patch. These areas show up in your cool season grass as yellow spots, and can be treated all throughout the summer. Zoysia patch, also known as large patch, is a common turf disease found in your warm season lawn, and can be treated right before, or right after the summer. AgroPro offers a wide range of disease control to help bring whichever type of grass you have back to full health!