Origins of Some Turf Grasses
Most people look at lawns, see green stuff, and think that green stuff has always been around. While North America has always had prairie grasses and meadow grasses tucked in and around forests, the turf grasses we know mainly come from faraway regions. In fact, the major native turf grass is buffalograss, often used in the southern Plains states. Here's a quick background on the origins of some of our common turf grasses.