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In choosing the type of grass for your lawn, you want a type that will grow healthily in your lawn and one that will complement the overall look of your home and garden. Here are some different types of grass and the types of climates in which they grow best.

Buffalograss
This type of grass grows mainly in the midwestern United States. This grass is thick and can withstand quite a bit. It doesn't require a lot of maintenance. Believe it or not, this grass won't grow more than five inches. So if you don't mow for a couple weeks, you can rest assured it won't get any longer than that. It also doesn't require much water.

Wheatgrass
This type of grass is typically found in the Great Plains states in the U.S. and the western coast. You don't have to mow this grass very often. It can handle all kinds of weather types and all types of people who walk on it. This grass is tough and thick.

Centipedegrass
This grass is typically found in the southern United States. It is fairly easy to care for and makes for a good looking lawn.

Kentucky bluegrass
This grass is found in the northern part of the country, particularly in Kentucky. This is the most popular grass type in the North. It doesn't require much work to care for, and it looks nice in your yard.

Bentgrass
This is a rather nice grass that grows best in the northern part of the United States. This grass is typically found on putting greens at golf courses and is among the brightest green of grasses.

St. Augustine grass
This is a nice grass for the southern part of the United States. It's course and isn't typically available in seed form. St. Augustine grass is high maintenance and is thick and bouncy.

Ryegrass
This type of grass helps keep your soil healthy as much as the soil helps it. It helps with erosion, grows quickly, and requires frequent mowing.

Bermudagrass
This is a fast-growing grass typically found in the southern parts of the United States. This grass has wide blades and does well under a lot of traffic. This is a good grass if you drive or walk on your grass frequently.

Carpetgrass
This requires little maintenance and is typically found in the southern part of the United States. It is thick, but sensitive to wear. It grows slowly. Many people plant carpetgrass in places that are difficult to mow because it is easy to maintain.

Tall Fescues
This grass is tough. It can survive through cold and hot weather alike. It's a wide grass typically found in the northern parts of the United States. It's so durable that many people plant it in playgrounds because it holds up under a lot of pressure.

Zoysia
This grass is typically found in the southern parts of the United States. Many people plant this grass if they have weed problems because it quickly takes root and overshadows other growths in the area and also doesn't require a lot of maintenance. The downside with this grass is that it turns a yellowish color in cold weather.