First post... I live 60 miles east and about 15 miles south of Dallas, right on the edge of the piney woods, and I'm wanting to start all over with my yard. I moved into the house two years ago, and I honestly can't tell you what type of grass I have. I think it is the same type of grass that is in my field, it has just been mowed lower. No joke, I really think it is. I had a watering and fertilizing schedule that I religiously stuck to last year, and the grass didn't respond well at all. I need help picking a good grass for my area. I like the look of KY bluegrass, but I'm not sure if it would stand up to the 100+ degree summers here. I also like the look of the fescues, but again, I'm not sure if they could stand the heat. Around here, everyone has either a St. Augustine or bermuda lawn, and zoysia seems to be the getting popular. But, I'm looking for something a little different, something that not many people have around here. I guess I just need to find out if any cool season grasses will work around here at all, because they have the 'look' that I'm going for. I'm going for a tall (2 1/2-3 in.), thick, deep green yard, as apposed to the pale yellow, scalped **** that everyone esle seems to like. My yard is about 20,000 sq. ft and has two HUGE oak trees in the front yard (which is only about 6,000 sq. ft), and the back yard only has two small trees. I've thought seriously about starting off with just the front yard, to see how it goes. As you can see, I'm a newb, so any help is appreciated. Sorry this is so long.