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Choosing Cool or Warm Season Grass for Your Lawn

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Why is my neighbor’s lawn flourishing in the winter while my lawn turns brown? The kind of grass you plant can play a huge factor.

Join Matt Martin, NC State Extension turfgrass specialist, to learn about the benefits of both cool and warm weather turfs, and how to care for them in their off-seasons. You can explore the vast landscape of lawn and turfgrass resources on Extension’s TurfFiles website as well.

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Carolina Lawns_NC State Extension publication
Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape (View Online | Download PDF)

To reap the rewards of a beautiful lawn, take great care in the selection, establishment and maintenance of your grass. We’ll help you get started!

Lawns are smooth, living carpets that add beauty and recreational space to your home. The benefits of a healthy lawn go beyond the obvious. As your grass grows, it helps the environment by stabilizing soil and reducing air pollution, noise, heat, dust and glare. Surveys show that an attractive, well-landscaped lawn can even add to the value of your home.

The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is a great resource to help you understand the basics, from selecting grass and establishing a lawn to regular maintenance and environmentally friendly practices.

To reap the rewards of a beautiful lawn, take great care in the selection, establishment, maintenance and renovation of your lawn grass. Whether you’re establishing a new lawn or renovating an existing one, making the proper choices can create a durable lawn that will grow with minimal maintenance and pesticide use.

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