There are several varieties of grass that require less work to maintain. The type you choose will depend on your climate and specifics of where you’ll plant. Your local lawn care professionals can help you pick the right grass for your situation.
The two most common types of grass occupying lawns in Edmonton and surrounding areas are Kentucky Bluegrass and Red Fescue.
Kentucky Bluegrass performs best in areas of high light and high fertility. Because it is a tender type of grass, it requires more fertilization and water. Because it is a fast-growing grass, it develops a good root system which helps keep it healthy during drought.
Red Fescue grows better in low light and fertility areas. Because it is a cool-season grass, it thrives in shady areas with moist earth. Although it requires continued moisture to establish, once it is established it is very resistant to drought and wear.
In these types of grasses, the stems and leaves grow from a crown at the base near the soil. The leaves extend into a sheath and wrap around the stem, creating what we know as a “blade” of grass. Because the growth comes from the base, these grasses recover well from mowing.