Bluegrass – Alternative Candidates

Q: I have a great stand of annual bluegrass. I need to know care and feeding; I do not want to get rid of it.

A: As the name implies, annual bluegrass will die when summer temperatures approach 80 degrees. Although the bright green clumps are attractive, they shade out any lawn grass growing beneath, leaving dead spots in summer. Choose a grass that lasts all year, like fescue, bermuda or zoysia.