Rendered masonry block home with green tropical garden

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Rendered masonry block home with green tropical garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer A challenge that many zone 9 homeowners face is finding lawn grasses that grow well year round in the extremely hot summers but also the cooler winters. In coastal areas, zone 9 lawn grass also needs to be able to tolerate salt spray. Don’t despair, though, there are several varieties of grasses for zone 9 lawns that can survive these stressful conditions. Continue reading to learn about growing grass in zone 9. Growing Grass in Zone 9 Lawn grasses fall into two categories: warm season grasses or cool season grasses. These grasses are placed in these categories based on their active growth period. Warm season grasses usually cannot survive the cool winters of areas in the north. Likewise, cool season grasses usually cannot survive the intensely hot summers of the south. Zone 9 itself also falls into two categories of the turf world. These are

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