What Is Turf Grass?: 5 Common Types

A botany graduate, Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about plants that help sustain life on planet Earth.

Turf grass is a type of grass that you can see growing in lawns, golf courses, sports fields, and playgrounds. Turf grasses differ from the ornamental grass varieties in that they are thicker, stronger, and grow in dense patches carpeting the ground.

When you choose turf grass, however, you must consider the climate best suited for it to grow and the amount of foot traffic it has to withstand.

This article will take a closer look at turf grass and its most commonly grown varieties.