While different types of grass have different traits and strengths, they are all part of the same family. The most important difference when it comes to Sunday and other lawn care practices is cool season vs warm season.
The biggest indicator is where you live. Check out our Comparing Cool Season and Warm Season Grasses blog post to help identify your grass type.
For your custom lawn plan we focus more on your soil and climate, rather than specific grass species, because both have a bigger impact on the health of your grass. Our soil test won’t determine what type of grass is growing in your lawn, but it will tell us exactly how much organic matter, nitrogen, and other macro and micro nutrients your soil has to support a healthy lawn.
One interesting thing to note, is that cool season lawns tend to be a blend of one, two, three or more grass types. Growing a blend of grasses increases diversity and resilience since most cool season grasses get along pretty well. It’s unlikely you have just one type of grass growing if you live in the cool season grass zone. While warm season lawns more often than not tend to be just one type of grass. Warm season grass types are well adapted to their specific climate. Folks in the warm season zone tend to know their grass type and are loyal to one type of grass if it’s working for them.