Grass Seed Comparison

Grasses are divided into two main groups: Warm season or cool season. Warm season grasses are those that thrive in hot weather, turn brown in the winter, spread by stolons or rhizomes, and must be overseeded in the winter for a green lawn. The main examples of this type are Bermuda, both common and hybrid, Zoysia and St. Augustine. Cool Season grasses, on the other hand, stay green year-round, are bladed grasses (in contrast to leaves on runners like warm season grasses) and do not spread. Bare spots in cool season grasses need to be re-seeded.

We sell Bakersfield Mix, Fescue, Perennial Rye, Annual Rye, Hybrid Bermuda, Common Bermuda, and Zoysia. 

Click on the pictures below to see a larger image

Common Bermuda is taller like a baseball field

Best Time To Plant: End of May- mid July

  • Mow with Rotary Mower
  • Excellent Wearability
  • Dislikes Shade- Needs 60% Sun
  • Excellent Drought Tolerance 
  • Overseed with Rye for All Year Green

Fescue- 3" Tall has a wider and thicker blade than Rye

Best Time To Plant: Sept-Oct or April-May

  • Mow with Rotary Mower 3"- 4" High
  • Very Good Shade Tolerance- Needs 30% Sun
  • Thick and Thin Blades; Green All Year
  • Very Good Drought Tolerance 
  • Very Good Wearability
  • Usually Needs Daily Watering

Rye Grass- 1.5"-3" Tall, has a fine, thin blade

Best Time To Plant: Sept-Oct or April-May

  • Mow with Rotary Mower 1.25" or Higher
  • Very Good Shade Tolerance- Needs 30% Sun
  • Fine Blades; Green All Year
  • Very Good Drought Tolerance 
  • Very Good Wearability
  • Usually Needs Daily Watering
 

Hybrid Bermuda is short like a putting green

Best Time To Plant: End of May- mid July

  • Mow with Front Throw Mower
  • Excellent Wearability
  • Dislikes Shade- Needs 60% Sun
  • Excellent Drought Tolerance 
  • Overseed with Rye for All Year Green

Bakersfield Mix- 3" Tall mix of Fescue and Rye Grass

Best Time To Plant: Sept-Oct or April-May

  • Mow with Rotary Mower 3"- 4" High
  • Very Good Shade Tolerance- Needs 30% Sun
  • Thick and Thin Blades; Green All Year
  • Very Good Drought Tolerance 
  • Very Good Wearability
  • Usually Needs Daily Watering