Golf really does depend on well-maintained fairways, putting greens and tees. Advancements in synthetic grass have lead to turf that is smooth and even, providing an unhindered ball-roll. Artificial grass use in back gardens has become increasingly popular and is an ideal way to improve your putting skills and lower your handicap. In comparison to natural turf, which requires a high level of maintenance, the artificial golf grass solution turns your garden into a perfect green for golfing.
Commonly referred to as “turf grass,” the grasses used on golf courses are traditionally tough, fast-repairing grasses that can withstand plenty of traffic. Grass on golf courses differs from region to region based on how the grass will stand up to heat or cold.
Among the most time-tested and well-known golf course grasses, Bermuda grass is used in warm-weather golf locations. Bermuda grass withstands heat, can be mowed low, repairs quickly and is drought resistant. On the negative side, Bermuda grasses will die back in colder weather and may be overseeded with perennial ryegrass to fill in holes.
Available in several varieties, bentgrass is found on golf courses in cool summer or coastal locations. Bentgrass is a member of the “poa” family and is considered the best grass for golf course greens. It has a fine texture and can stand up to constant and low mowing.
Perennial ryegrass is a grass that has many uses but probably does not get the credit it should. Kentucky bluegrass is known as the ideal lawn grass, fescues are known for shade and low maintenance, and perennial ryegrass is typically known for speedy germination and not much more. Not that speedy germination is not a good trait to be known for, but perennial ryegrass is much more than a nurse grass.
Zoysia grass is known for its ability to stand up to heat, drought, heavy foot traffic and a variety of other challenges. In its optimal growing zones, this tough grass can deliver a beautiful, dense lawn with very little input from you. Whether Zoysia is right for you depends on where you live, your lawn care goals, and how you use your lawn. When those elements align with Zoysia’s strengths, this versatile lawn grass may be the ideal choice.
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