Kinds of grass

Asked May 9, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT

I need to plant grass seed in bares spots in my yard. How do I know what kind of grass I have so I can get the right seed?

Baltimore County Maryland turf lawn grass seed selection matching grass seed

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If you have a sunny or part sun lawn, the grass is probably tall fescue, which is the best type of turf for Maryland. It is highly drought tolerant and pest resistant. Though you may have a little bluegrass, it usually dies out over time.

If you have deep shade, the grass is probably a fine fescue.

Please read our online publication for reseeding in established lawns: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG102%20La...

We also have many other publications about how to grow successful turf in our (homepage) Library under Publications.

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