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This week we will take a look at the different types of grasses across the United States!
Zone it out!
The types of grasses across the United States can be broken up by zones to determine if cool season or warm season is the best grass for the particular zone. As you can see from the map, we have 3 different zones: cool-season grasses, transition zone, and warm-season grasses. These zones were formed based on multiple climatic factors. A major determination on what zone an area is in the average temperature as that has a significant influence on the soil temperature. Another factor is the humidity levels of the geographical area. The final factor is the amount of rainfall a certain area receives. There are 4 sub-groups to the cool-season zone and the warm-season zone which are cool/humid, cool/arid, warm/humid, and warm/arid.