As you consider your options for Charlotte lawn maintenance services, be sure you take into consideration the type of lawn you have at your home or business. The type of grass planted at your space will dictate the type of service your lawn needs. Here are the most popular grass types found in North Carolina.
Tall fescue is by far the most popular grass type in the region. In fact, around 80 percent of the lawns in Charlotte feature tall fescue grass. This hardy grass grows well in our region and creates a beautiful display. It is considered a cool season grass, however, so it will look best in the spring and fall, with some browning in the summer.
Tall fescue has a limited spreading ability. This means it grows in clumps and does not spread well. If you have an area of your lawn that is bare, you will need to re-seed it in order to encourage new growth. This has to happen after aeration and in the fall.
Because it is a cool season grass, you can expect more Charlotte lawn maintenance services to be necessary in the summer as you work to postpone dormancy as long as possible, particularly a lot of watering. Many homeowners allow the grass to go dormant in order to limit these costs.
Bermuda covers around 15 percent of the lawns in Charlotte. This grass is a warm season grass and does well in the summer when the fescue starts to turn brown. You will need to irrigate, but not as much as with fescue if you have a Bermuda lawn.
Bermuda may not require as much service, as it is a self-repairing lawn that will usually spread into bare areas. However, you will need to edge around flower beds to prevent unwanted growth in non-lawn areas.
Other Grass Types
If you do not have Bermuda or fescue, your lawn could be a hybrid. It could also be bluegrass, ryegrass, centipede or zoysia, the four types that make up most of the remaining Charlotte lawns. If you have one of these less popular types, be sure to talk to a professional about Charlotte lawn maintenance services to ensure you are properly caring for your lawn.
If you have questions about your lawn, don’t hesitate to call Vision Green. We will help you understand your lawn and make wise choices about lawn care.