“Grass” is a generic term we use for our lawns, but there are many different types of grasses that show up in our lawns. The majority of lawns in Utah use Kentucky Bluegrass because of how it looks and its durability. However, since bluegrass isn’t native to the Salt Lake Valley, it usually has to compete with other grasses. Additionally, many homeowners choose to have grasses other than bluegrass in their lawns and subsequently, their neighbors end up sharing their non-bluegrass in their lawns because of seed and root migration. Further, there are other grasses that are undesirable in any lawn (i.e. crabgrass, foxtail). Below is a listing of various grasses found in Utah lawns with links to pages with more information about them. Also, feel free to ask any of our employees any questions you may have.
As we develop our website, we will provide our own information and pictures about grasses. Until that time, we will provide links to other free websites with information about individual grasses.
Crabgrass, Picture of Crabgrass