Q: Recently I saw an ad for a new type of grass seed called Canada Green. It is supposed to be green year round and withstand temperatures below zero. Do you have an opinion on this one?
A: From what I could find, Canada Green is a grass blend that contains annual ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and creeping red fescue seed. These three grasses grow fine in cooler climes, mostly above the Mason-Dixon line. But given the weeks of high temperatures and dry weather we have each summer, my prediction is that all would disappear rapidly in Georgia.
There are NO miracle grasses. Tall fescue, bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass and St. Augustine grass all grow well in the Atlanta area. All of them are lush and green for significant parts of the year. The key to success for any lawn is to choose the right grass for the site and to prepare the soil properly before planting.