Wire grass

Asked July 13, 2020, 6:42 PM EDT

I love on the western shore of MD Calvert county. Larger yard. Is there a Benefit to leaving the wire grass?

Calvert County Maryland

9 Responses

In general, common bermudagrass does not make a good turf. If it does not bother you, you can leave it.

However, if you want to commit to a bermuda grass lawn there are better varieties.
Warm-season grasses like zoysia and bermudagrass are being tested at the turf plots in College Park. The thought is that zoysia is the better of the two for a home lawn and bermudagrass does better for athletic fields. A zoysia lawn could work in Calvert Co. However, many people do not like that it goes dormant after the first frost in the fall. Our weather certainly is changing in Maryland and a warm-season lawn would do much better in the summer in southern Maryland.
The following publication provides a little more information about zoysia and bermudagrass, https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/Non_hgic_pubs/TT-77_2019%20Recommended%20Turf%20Cultivars%20For%20Certified%20Sod%20Production%20And%20Seed%20Mixtures%20in%20Maryland.pdf

and this is our information about care of a zoysia lawn,
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/planting-and-maintaining-zoysia-lawn

Marian

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

Are there people who come out and look at yards for a fee, but not selling their service?


I have had two lawn companies and both were very opinionated on there specific product

kurt

We are not sure what your goals are. While we cannot recommend a particular landscaping or lawn care company, you may want to check out the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional organization: https://cblpro.org/

Also here is a publication from MDA regarding choosing a lawn care service and recommendations https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/Non_hgic_pubs/LawnCareService.pdf

Marian