Grass Types

Which Grass Types are Best for You?

Selecting the grass types best suited to your location, when considering factors like soil type and consistency, climate, wear and tear (which is not just the amount of traffic but also the type of the traffic across your lawn) and the amount of sun that your grass will receive, will make the difference between having a successful lawn that you can be proud of, or just a grassed area that you mow.

For these as well as many other reasons, it is always our first suggestion that we provide obligation free assistance in this process, by having one of our Grass Project Consultants with many years of experience in the field, to come to your property, allow you to walk them through what you have in mind, and then provide you with the solution that considers the many variables specific to your location, so that you get the grass and lawn that you want the first time.

Grass Types Comparison Table

The table below provides an overview of the grass types grown and recommended by CT Lawns, their characteristics in consideration of some of the more common questions asked by our customers, however, if you are not totally sure please don’t hesitate to contact CT Lawns and discuss with one of our Caring Grass Consultants your individual circumstances to ensure that you get the best grass and lawn for your individual needs and circumstances.

  Augusta ZoysiaEmpire ZoysiaNara Native ZoysiaJar Blu Native ZoysiaPalmetto BuffaloPrestige Darkest Green BuffaloSapphire BuffaloSir Walter BuffaloAgriDark Premium Sports TurfOz Tuff Native Sports TurfWintergreen Couch
Ideal ForDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, PublicDomestic, Commercial, Public
Shade ToleranceUp to 75%Up to 50%Up to 50%Up to 50%Up to 70%Up to 70%Up to 70%Up to 70%Up to 30%Up to 30%Up to 30%
Water UsageLowLowLowLowLowLowLowLowLowLowMedium
Drought ToleranceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Fertiliser RequirementMinimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 2 Applications per year (Autumn and Spring)Minimum of 4 Applications per year (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring)
Heat ToleranceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Wear AbilityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Recommended Mowing Height25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade35-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade35-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade35-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade35-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade25-40mm in Sun 40-50mm in Shade
Leaf Width1-2mm5-7mm5-7mm5-7mm8-9mm8-9mm7-8mm8-9mm2mm2mm2mm
Frost ToleranceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentModerate
Growth RateSlowSlowSlowSlowModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Salt ToleranceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentModerate
Weed ResistanceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentModerateModerateModerate
Insect ResistanceExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodModerateModerateModerate