All too often, people consider lawn and grass to be a universal plant that is a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. The truth couldn't be further from that statement, as you can see by investigating even a little bit. For example, bamboo is technically a type of grass, but you wouldn't imagine that it would have the same growing habits as the stuff out the front of your home. By the same token, every type of grass has slightly different needs and environments that they grow better in. Here are three things you need to consider when choosing the types of lawn for your home or business.
Some types of lawn have a lot higher water intake than others will, and often it is because they have a much greener coat during the warmer months. People who enjoy this look don't mind spending a little bit more on watering costs, but if you do care about this additional and ongoing payment, then you should stick to grass species that are a bit better at lasting without regular waterings. For types of lawn that do have a high water usage, the best option to meet their needs is often with a sprinkler system, so make sure to take that into consideration before laying the turf down.
Just like other plants, some species of grass are a lot more affected by the seasonal changes than what you might be accustomed to. For example, Bermuda grass often turns a darker shade of green or even brown or yellow during winter, even though it is not dead. On the other hand, bluegrass thrives during colder times and can actually look better than it ever does during the summertime. If you live in a place where the winters last a bit longer, or it never really gets too warm, then this becomes even more important.
Some people have very ordered gardens that they take a lot of pride in. If you are looking to add in a patch of lawn to a new area in these sort of structured gardens, then make sure you do not get an invasive species of grass. There are quite a few species of grass that will never stop growing outwards, and it will be a pain to keep weeding them back, despite how beautiful they look. Avoid grasses that utilise runners, and look for species that grow roots deeper and more straight down. If this is not really a concern of yours, then more invasive types of lawn are generally much hardier and survive in worse climates, so you might want to give them a second look!