best grass for Fraser CO

Asked June 7, 2019, 9:15 PM EDT

hi! I live in Fraser and I'd like to make my small yard look like a golf fairway! what species do well at 8600 ft, buried in snow most of the year, with our short growing season? There is a pine tree mucking things up.

Grand County Colorado

1 Response

Getting a lawn to look like golf coarse fairway is hard at elevation and takes lots of management especially in the heavy clay soils of Grand County, You will want to have a blend of cool season turf grasses that will have both a mix of bluegrass and fine stemmed turf fescue. You will need to aerate every spring after months of snow cover and fertilize early. The pine tree will always be a problem but aeration helps with that. Below are some links to lawn care information.