What type of grass would hold up to high traffic in a yard facing south (no shade)? We are needing to re-seed or buy sod.



Most turf will grow in a south facing location if given the proper maintenance.  For high traffic I recommend Kentucky bluegrass or a tall fescue.  The bluegrass requires a little more care (water, fertilizer, aeration, etc) but it mends quickly and holds up to most yard traffic.  Tall fescue is a more durable grass but mends slowly, it is a clump style grass, and is courser. 
For proper maintenance see the following fact sheet. http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_517.pdf

Posted on 4 Aug 2008

Jerry Goodspeed
County Director, Horticulture Agent, Weber County

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