I am preparing to sod my front yard in the next couple of weeks. I am looking for a grass that is hardy, drought and weed resistant. I also have a dog that can be somewhat hard on grass. I looked into Zoysia grass, but determined it wasn't a really great grass for this climate. What would you suggest, and where might I find it in Northern Utah?



You are right about Zoysia grass, it is for warmer climates and is very coarse.  I think the best lawn for heavy dog or kid traffic is still the Kentucky blue grass.  It is not as drought tolerant as some of the other grasses, but holds up the best under traffic.

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Posted on 30 Apr 2008

Pat Fugal
Horticulture Assistant, Master Gardner, Utah County

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