Getting lawn tested?

Asked April 8, 2017, 11:20 AM EDT

Hello Since we moved into our house in '08, we've had a couple kinds of grass growing. The grass we like the best is very fine, grows VERY thick, and is very plush and soft. We've had different "experts" tell us different things as to what it is. Is there a way to send in a sample so we can get a definitive answer as to what it is so I know what seed to buy? Thanks

Prince George's County Maryland grass varieties lawn

1 Response

We do not accept turf samples. You can send us photos and give us information on the site - sun versus shade.
Here is general information. If the turf is growing in full sun to part shade, then the grass may be a turf type tall fescue. There are many cultivars and we would not be able to identify to cultivar.
If the grass is growing in a shady area, then it is most likely a fine fescue. Fine fescues are comprised of creeping red fescue, hard fescue, chewings fescue, and sheep fescue. We could not identify to cultivar.
See our publications http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG102%20La...
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/non_HGIC_FS/TT-77%20...
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