best grass all around

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by junior, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. junior

    junior LawnSite Member
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    in peoples opinion whats the best all around grass for striping, durability, and heat resistance?
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    In our area a tall fescue works good.
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Really depends on your geographical area. We use a Blue- Rye blend.
  4. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    one of the golf courses i look after is about 80% bent grass...Highland Bent to be exact. striping is excellent...and once that stuff gets established its unstoppable! Last August it was really dry around here and some areas went dead brown for a week or two, but after the first rain It came right back as green as ever.

    I rebuilt all the greens in 2001 ...about 2'' of soil mix and reseeded took a while to get established but by the end of last season it had really taken root... ;)...oughta be some nice putting surface out there this spring.

  5. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    forgot...bent isnt necessarily the best grass all around but it sure makes a nice looking turf.

  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    fescue is the best lays a hell of a stripe an very durable!!
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    Centipede.....................just forget about the stripes.
  8. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here in Fla. St Augustine is very popular, I don't try to stripe but you can see some sort of stripes... Anyone in Fla. do striping on this type grass??

    :rolleyes: Lou
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Agreed...depends on where you live. Fescue stripes very nicely. And Kentucky Blue is very durable.
  10. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    stipes in the south, hahahahah, it doesn't work very well with the grass selection we have.

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