Backyard Putting Green – If the grass is always greener on the other side, it may be because it is a different type of grass. Whether you have moved into a new house and want to know what is growing in your garden or want to identify grasses in your travels, knowing what qualities best identify different grasses will help you. Usually grasses fall into specific cultivation zones and each grass has a slightly different color, texture and shape to it, which you can use to tell each other.
Take a look at a Backyard Putting Green climate zone map and identify which area you live in. This limits your list of possible grasses in your lawn. Find out if you live in a climate that supports hot or cold-season grass, or falls in between. If you live outside the transition area, limit your list of possible grass in hot or cold-season grass instead of looking up what zone you live in.
Examine your lawn. Note how the Backyard Putting Green feels and if it seems thick or thin. Write down how dense it seems to be about how wide the average blade of grass is, whether it is a light or dark green color and what shape the tip of the blade takes. At first glance everyone looks the same, but as you identify different types you will learn how each one has a distinct shape, color and texture. Centipede grass is similar to Beach grass, but prefers warm temperatures and can grow in shady areas.