The Q&A Archives: Salt Marsh Lawn Help

Question: I recently purchased a home that borders a salt marsh. The lawn needs help,and I was wondering if there is species of grass that is more likely to flourish in the salty, sandy environment.

Answer: Perennial ryegrass and tall fescue are two species that are moderately tolerant to salinity. Your state wetland management agency can probably help you choose a native grass or turf type that is best for your situation. Sorry I can't be more specific, but if you get the info from the experts there in MA, you'll have the best chance of success. Best of luck!

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