Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by johnsonvf
April 21, 2007
How can I find out what type of grass is growing in my lawn? I believe it is Kentucky Blue because of the area I live in (Chicago), but I am not sure.


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Answer from NGA
April 21, 2007

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Unless your lawn in fairly new, it is probably a mixture of grasses. It typically takes 3-5 years for a single grass variety (such as Kentucy Bluegrass) to be invaded by other grasses in the area. You can try digging up a sample and taking it to a local nursery or garden center, or you can visit this website: http://www.american-lawns.com/...
and look at the photos and read the characteristics of each grass type listed.

Hope this helps!

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