Q: How does the new Grassology grass grow here? It’s sold on TV and at Bed Bath and Beyond.
A: Despite the glossy ads, I have no confidence in this grass mixture at all for the metro Atlanta area. After spending thirty minutes trying to find the kinds of grass seeds in the mixture, I gave up and called Bed Bath and Beyond, where a helpful associate read to me the ingredients. They are creeping red fescue, hard fescue, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, Chewings fescue, sheep fescue and perennial ryegrass.
Some of these grasses grow fine in cooler climes, mostly above the Mason-Dixon line or in extreme north Georgia. But given the weeks of high temperatures and dry weather we have each summer, my prediction is that all would disappear rapidly in our area.
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. More details at bit.ly/bestgrass
PS: an hour after I searched the Grassology website and tried to call them, I received a call from a Grassology salesperson asking why I had not made a purchase. When I asked him what was in the grass mixture he replied that they had been told not to tell customers anything about the contents.