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Cool-Season, Warm-Season, or Transition Zone

Cool-Season, Warm-Season, or Transition Zone

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There is no breed of grass able to thrive on both a Vermont ski slope and a Florida orange grove.  For this reason, grasses are divided into two main groups, cool-season, and warm-season, and then further divided into two subgroups,  transition zone and native. Cool-Season Grasses Cool-season grasses all thrive in northern areas, including Canada, as well as higher elevations farther south.  The main growing period for cool-season grass is in…

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Native Grasses

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Native Grasses Native Grasses are survivors having evolved and adapted to the arid grassland plains. Unlike turfgrasses, native grasses are open and natural in appearance and require little maintenance.  Native Grasses prefer full sun to grow best during the hot summer months.  Native Grasses are especially suited to the Central Plains states but have been widely adapted across the United States and Canada.  Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service…