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Choosing the right grass

How to match the grass to your locale and climate

Last updated: July 2013

This is the first step to a healthy lawn, since the right grass forms a dense turf that's better able to resist pests and weeds with less fertilizer and pesticide.

Turf professionals and other lawn experts use a grass-zone map like the one shown here to match the grass to the locale and climate. Begin by locating your region on the map. Then check our interactive grass guide and zone map below to find the grasses that are likely to grow best in your area.

Learn more about lawn care, equipment, and maintenance with our Complete Lawn & Yard Guide.

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