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At each lawn corresponds a variety of turf. Indeed, its choice depends on several elements such as its aesthetic appearance, resistance to trampling or even climatic conditions. Thus, it will not be the same depending on whether your lawn has a vocation of ornament or recreation. Presentation of different turf.

Different varieties of turf

Different varieties of turf

Natural grass varieties for pleasure gardens

There are several varieties of natural turf for leisure lawns, that is to say for leisure such as home gardens for example, each having particular characteristics:

  • The perennial ryegrass: Recognized for ease of installation and resistance to trampling, perennial ryegrass is the most used seed in turf mixes. Nevertheless, its aesthetic aspect is its weak point, since it can yellow the summer, although it regrows quickly afterwards;
  • Red fescues: Declined in four types, they have visual qualities by the finesse and density of their leaves and their green appearance even in summer, although they are more fragile face trampling. The creeping red fescue is the most delicate, followed by the half-tracing red fescue, which is longer to grow, and then the most aesthetic red fescue. The marketing of tall grass fescue, which is more resistant, is also growing.

Natural grass varieties for ornamental gardens and sports fields

Then distinguish the so-called natural turf, with on the one hand those used for ornamental lawns:

  • Sheep fescue: Having a real aesthetic interest, the sheep fescue is however less adapted to the winters;
  • Agrostides: Considered as a superior variety, the agrostides require a very particular maintenance, of which a specific watering the summer not to yellow. These decorate both ornamental gardens and golf courses.

Other lawns are also particularly used for sports fields:

  • Timothy: Less beautiful, the timothy is however very appreciated for its great resistance, that it is with the trampling or the cold of the winter;
  • Kentucky bluegrassAlthough it is very resistant, Kentucky bluegrass has the disadvantage of being sensitive to diseases. In addition, it grows more slowly than other varieties.

Synthetic turf

Synthetic turf is finally an alternative to natural grass. Requiring only little maintenance, it requires however special attention, on the one hand because it can melt according to the temperatures of the summer, and on the other hand because it does not prevent the dirt to settle there.

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