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USDA Hardiness Zone 6a (but 6b is probably more accurate these days). Updated AHS/ArborDay Zone 6 (so no change there). Our Transition Zone lawn and veggie garden is about 4,100 square feet in St. Louis County. The lawn is mostly zoysia
with a small, 10-percent area devoted to Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue, and tall fescue. I think it's Meyer Zoysia (aka Z-52, aka Amazoy). I'm going to guess the
fine fescue is creeping red fescue, but I'm not sure yet how to tell the fine fescues apart. (So I guess there's a small
chance it's chewings fescue, but probably not hard fescue, since hard fescue is a slow growing and short growing grass.)
The variety of creeping red fescue is probably Boreal, although I recently seeded a little Fenway and Wendy Jean. I think some of
my bluegrass goes back to the 1970's (I'm not sure of the variety although it does produce tiny blue flowers in spring).
The new bluegrass varieties I've seeded are Abbey and Wildhorse in 2012, and Bewitched in 2013. Abbey and/or Wildhorse have awful color during open winters, but the color is great at all other times. They're not fast spreaders though (the Meyer Zoysia spreads much faster). Unlike the old '70s bluegrass, Abbey and Wildhorse seem to produce inflorescence much later in time than the old bluegrass. Less than one percent of my lawn is Nimblewill, a warm-season turfgrass that resembles improved varieties of common Bermuda, but Nimblewill's rhizomes and stolons appear finer and thinner than Bermuda's thicker rhizomes and stolons. The Nimblewill is found in my backyard in in a section that is partially shaded by 2 trees (formerly 3 trees).
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My zone is: 6a/6b St.Lou TranZone
First registered on November 06,2011.