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Recommended Grass For Ohio Lawns

The primary varieties of turfgrasses recommended for Ohio lawns include the following species listed below. Perennial Ryegrass & Fine Fescue are often used in blends of Bluegrass or Tall Fescue.

Do NOT plant Tall Fescue into a Bluegrass lawn. Bluegrass is the #1 choice in a turf grass for Ohio lawns.

OHIO LAWNS A FEW RECOMMENDED MIXES & VARIETIES:

Mid America Super Shade; Seedland Bluemix; Chateau KBG; Misty KBG; Midnight KBG; Flyer Creeping Red; Duster Tall Fescue; Virtue Tall Fescue; Professional Select Perennial Ryegrass; Superstar Perennial Ryegrass. --- NOTE: These are only a few of the most popular seed blends and varieties available at Seedland.com you may click this link for a list of Bluegrasses available in our store click the drop down arrow and select your bluegrass. For Tall & Fine fescues click this link.

When to Plant Grass In Ohio? - Check out OSU Extension Links.

The cool season grasses listed above are best planted when temperatures are in the 60 to 75 degree range.  In the fall plant as temperatures approach 75. In the spring plant as they rise above 60 degrees. Fall is best time to plant as it allows for two growing seasons for maturity of the grass before facing the harsh temperatures and drought of summers.

BEST PLANTING TIMES: - COOL SEASON GRASSES

(1) FALL IS BEST TIME - Middle of August through the end of September is ideal to plant cool season Grasses. --- When soil temps range between 50- 65 degrees and air temps range between 60-75 degrees.

(2) SPRING IS SECOND BEST - Same temps apply.
For cool season grasses the next best establishment time is from the middle of March to the middle of April is an ideal time to plant cool season grasses. -- Keep in mind that depending on the summer conditions some of your plants might not survive to fall. You may need to reseed (overseed) in the fall to fully establish your cool season lawn.

Be sure and Check out our Resource section for valuable online help with Ohio lawn planting and Care.

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VARIETIES OF GRASS TO CONSIDER FOR USE IN OHIO:

Kentucky Bluegrass: The primary grass planted in Ohio, especially in the Northern 2/3 of the state is Kentucky Bluegrass. It is considered the best quality turfgrass and makes a fine textured lawn. It has the ability to fill-in damaged areas without reseeding. Bluegrass is also more winter-hardy than the rest of the lawn species used in Ohio. Newer varieties are more resistant to diseases. It performs best in full sun, but can be mixed with a fine fescue for use in shady areas. Bluegrass can take 1 to 3 months to germinate and establish depending on site conditions.  It makes an excellent athletic field. Bluegrass can be seeded or sodded for establishment. Read more Bluegrass information.

Perennial Ryegrass: Most of the perennial ryegrass used in lawns is in a mix of Kentucky Bluegrass. Its fast establishment time works well with the slower establishment time of Bluegrass. It is also a fine textured grass similar to Bluegrass with good drought tolerance. It is not as cold tolerant as Bluegrass but is suitable for Ohio lawns. Read more Ryegrass information.

Fine Fescues: Red, hard and chewings fescues are all used in the state of Ohio. Their primary use is in blends with either Tall Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass on shady lawns. While they can be planted alone, usually they are a part of a mixed variety lawn. Creeping Red is the most popular of the varieties because its texture is considered the best turf type. Hard & chewings are used in blends for areas in which increased shade or inadequate soil types are more of an issue. - Read more Fescue information.

Tall Fescue: Tall Fescue is a cool season grass with a coarser, wider blade texture. Leaves usually range as wide as 1/4 inch, though some newer varieties are finer leaved. It has increased in popularity in Ohio due to its good drought and heat tolerant allowing the lawn to remain green in hot summers that usually stress Bluegrass. It is often used on home lawns, roadsides, parks and playgrounds, and athletic fields where the wider blade width is acceptable. Read more Tall Fescue information. Tall Fescue is more suited to the lower 1/3 of the state because of summer & winter temperatures.

Bentgrass: Bentgrass will grow in Ohio, but are predominately limited to high maintenance locations such as Golf Courses. This is because the cultural issues involved in keeping Bentgrasses healthy (disease / mowing / fertilization / irrigation) are much more involved and require more frequent attention than other lawn varieties. It is NOT recommended for the average homeowners use. Penncross Creeping Bentgrass is considered the best choice in variety for a homeowner who "must" have a grass green in their back lawn. Read more Bentgrass information.

Other Grass Types: Zoysia is planted to a lesser degree in Ohio, than in more Southern located states. This is because of the long dormant period in which Zoysiagrass is a brown color from fall to mid spring. While it is not really compatible with the cool season grasses above, it has still maintained some popularity because of its drought / heat tolerance vs the cool season grasses in Ohio's summers. - Annual Ryegrass is not generally planted because it does not survive the high and low temperatures of Ohio very well. Perennial Ryegrass is the preferred ryegrass. Bermudagrass has seen some interest in Ohio, but the varieties available to date do NOT have the cold tolerance and special management needed to survive Ohio winters. Buffalograss is occasionally planted in Ohio for use as a low maintenance grass.

For More information please see this Ohio State University article on grass adaptability in Ohio.

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Online Resources For Growing & Caring For Lawn Grass In Ohio

Fertilization of Ohio Lawns:
http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/4000/4006.html
Also read www.lawnfertilizers.com for fertilization tips.

Ohio Turf Info Links:
Your State extension service is a great place to get help and advice on lawns and lawn problems. In many cases they will even come out and inspect your lawn to provide you with answers to your problems. Contact your local extension agent for more lawn help!
Extension Directory: http://extension.osu.edu/

Ohio State Extension Web Sites: - Excellent Ohio Lawn Information!
http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/4000/index.html - This well designed turfgrass site has lots of articles on Lawns in Ohio!

Ohio Turfgrass Species Selection:
http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/4000/4011.html

Ohio Turfgrass Weed & Pests:
Management of Turfgrass Pests; Weeds, Diseases, and Insects 2001, Bulletin L-187-01

Buckeye Yard & Garden OnLine - Weekly Newsletter
http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/bygl/

Ohio Lawn Care Association:
http://www.ohiolawncare.org/ -Turfgrass Member organization.

Grass Variety comparisons: www.ntep.org

Climate Zone Map And Link To Grass Selection Chart For Ohio

 

OHIO
CLIMATE ZONES

7 & 8
(this climate map)

Grass Zone Selection Chart
 

Northern & Eastern 2/3 area of Ohio - Zone 7
South Eastern 1/3 area of Ohio - Zone 8

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