There are only about ten species of turfgrass that survive in Central New York lawns from one year to the next.
Several of these species are desirable including turf-type tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, the fine leaf fescues, and perennial ryegrass (from left to right in the photo above).
Meanwhile zoysiagrass, annual bluegrass and the matted, toupee-like bentgrass (photo at left) are not particularly desirable.
While I'll eventually devote an entire section of this website to caring for your lawn, I will describe these desirable - and less desirable grasses here. So, check back and I'll try to pull these descriptions together as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, please send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelop to: "Lawn Care, 119 Concord Place, Syracuse, New York 13210-2649," to request copies of my popular "Central New York Lawn Care" and "Recommended Lawn Care Product" guides.