How to choose the right grass type for your lawn
Different types and mixes of grass are available, and what you choose for your own garden depends on what you need from the lawn you lay. Does your lawn need to be a durable playground? Or are you more interested in a beautiful carpet of green that is made for admiring? Grass seed and turf are generally sold with clear descriptions of how they can be used.
Grass for sport and recreational lawns
The ideal choice for playing, pets and picnics, these grass mixes are also perfect for a family lawn. They contain a high proportion of fast-growing and resilient ryegrass.
Grass for ornamental lawns
To lay an ornamental lawn, you want to use very fine, dense, dark green grass that always looks lush and healthy. Suitable luxury mixes contain plenty of smooth meadow grass which looks appealing – however, it is extremely delicate.
Grass for shady lawns
It’s a good idea to choose a specialist blend of seed if you plan to lay a lawn that has shaded areas, with a lot of tree cover for example. You can use it mixed with other grass seed, or even for overseeding standard turf.