Canadian Grass That Discourages Crabgrass

Question:

I have heard that there is a type of Canadian grass that produces a thick, lush, and hardy lawn. It is supposed to crowd out crabgrass. What is the name of it and where is the best place or website to purchase it at?

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Hardiness Zone: 6a

Vanet from Saugerties, NY

Answer:

Vanet,

Are you talking about Canada Green Grass? http://www.seenontvproducts.net/...canada%20grass&OVMTC=standard

If so, I would advise you to check out what others are saying on this forum before spending your money: http://turfgrass.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000002-2.html

It sounds to me like this particular mix is quite the wonder grass. I'm sure this mix could work under the right conditions, but whether or not your site has the right conditions is something you'll have to research. Try to find out if someone on this forum has grown it successfully where you live.

A good mixture of grass seed for lawns in your zone will probably contain roughly 50% Kentucky bluegrass, 30-40% red fescue, and 10 to 20% perennial ryegrass. A diverse mixture is important. Most turf diseases go after one type of grass so a mixture helps to ensure that at least some of your lawn will remain protected should the worst happen. Look for high-quality mixes. They may cost a bit more, but you're likely to get what you pay for. Less expensive mixes have a lower rate of germination and are more likely to contain unwanted types of seeds (weeds).

Good luck!
Ellen

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October 31, 20060 found this helpful

Don't know if this is the grass you're referring to, or if it would work in your zone, but down here (Texas) we have something called "centipede grass" that crowds out the weeds and makes a pretty lawn. Hope this helps!

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