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Grass growing tips: different types of grass and how to grow them

Do you want to know the different types of grass that work best for your outdoor spaces? Cleanipedia is here to help you choose and plant the perfect type of grass for your garden.


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Is your outdoor space in desperate need of fresh green grass? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We know how confusing it can be to choose among the many different types of grass for your home garden. And once you do finally have the grass, how do you grow it? Learn how to grow bermuda grass and other grass varieties with this simple guide.

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When learning how to plant frog grass, remember to remove all weeds from the ground beforehand so that they don’t grow in with the new grass.

What are the different types of grass?

There are a lot of options to choose from when browsing your local gardening center. But the most popular grass types:

  • Bermuda grass

  • Frog grass

  • Carabao grass

Check out below for more information on how to grow each one of these types of grass.

How to grow bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is very popular due to its carpet-like quality and vibrant green leaves. A native plant to subtropical countries, this warm climate grass flourishes wherever there is direct sunlight and good drainage. Not to mention, it will keep your outdoor space looking lush, green, and tropical!

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So, how to plant bermuda grass?

  1. Plant this type during the warmer weather.

  2. Start by raking to loosen up the soil so that the new seeds can soak into the soil’s surface.

  3. Empty your packet of seeds into the soil’s surface and lightly rake them.

  4. Make the soil firm with either a roller or garden tractor tires.

  5. Once your seeds are planted, all that’s left to do is to water three to four times each day with about 1/8 inch of water each time.

  6. After your bermuda grass starts to sprout you can cut back on the watering to twice per day with a bit more water each time.

  7. And once your outdoor space is completely covered in grass, you can limit watering to twice per week.

How to plant frog grass

If you’re interested in a low maintenance type of grass, you might want to learn how to plant frog grass. Frog grass has a more compact lateral growth, which means that you don’t need to cut your lawn regularly. This type of grass is wonderful for walking and playing on, due to its semi-course, semi-soft quality.

  1. Start by spreading sprigs of the grass on the ground.

  2. Sprinkle soil on top and roll it flat.

  3. You can then generously water the soil until you start to see sprouting, which means they have rooted.

  4. The key with frog grass is to make sure you remove any weeds beforehand and wait a few days to ensure that no other weeds are going to grow. 

How to plant carabao grass

Is your home garden in a shaded area? If so, consider carabao grass for your lawn. Carabao grass is unique in that it survives better in semi-shaded areas. This type of grass is coarse and has pale green leaves that are narrow and thin. Keep in mind that this grass does grow rapidly and, therefore, requires regular maintenance and mowing. 

If you don’t mind the extra yard work, then here’s how to plant carabao grass:

  1. Purchase carabao grass in either seed packets or by small square pieces.

  2. If you’re sowing seeds, be sure that you level the surface of the ground that you’re planting on beforehand.

  3. In the first week, plan to water the seeds every day until they start growing into the soil.

Now that you know what the different types of grasses are, as well as how to plant them, you can enjoy a lush green garden in no time!

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Frequently asked questions on growing grass

How do you fertilise frog grass?

Frog grass is pretty low maintenance, but if you’re wondering how to fertilize frog grass use a complete lawn care fertilizer but be sure to check that it matches the pH of your soil. Always start by fertilizing around the perimeter of your lawn before filling in the middle. Fertilize your lawn every 3 – 7 days and take care to water thoroughly after each time you fertilize.

What types of weeds in grass can damage it?

There are a number of types of weeds in grass which can cause damage. The most common weeds include creeping Charlie, dandelions, crabgrass, oxalis and quackgrass. Find our easy guide to how to get rid of weeds here.

Does Carabao grass have any health benefits?

From treating wounds and sores, to pet laxative there are a number of carabao grass health benefits for humans and animals alike. It has also been said to prevent skin disease by inhibiting staphylococcus, and is often used in a number of herbal medicines.

Bermuda grass vs Korean grass: what is the difference?

Bermuda grass is a hardy, drought-tolerant grass which requires full sunlight but is relatively easy to grow. It does not do well in cooler temperatures. Korean grass is similarly low maintenance but are much better suited to taking a beating in the winter months – even surviving snow and wind.

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