Three Types Of Lawn That You Can Plant In Winter

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Winter is well and truly upon Australia, and as temperatures plummet all across the country, many people are looking despondently at their dying grass. If you can't seem to figure out how to keep your lawn alive in winter, or have had a dirt patch in your garden for quite some time, then you are probably looking for a long-term cold weather solution. Before you give up completely and just pour concrete over your entire backyard, here are three types of lawn that you should be able to plant in winter that will last year-round from here on out.

Tall Fescue

Not only is tall fescue great at surviving cool temperatures, but it can also withstand frost with ease, making it perfect for the most southern parts of Australia where that is an ongoing problem. Not only that but tall fescue is known as one of the best types of lawn when it comes to foot traffic. While that may not be especially useful during winter, when most people are inside, come summertime this will prove absolutely vital. It has a very classical look, with strong, individual blades of grass that look great whatever the weather or temperature is.


Ryegrass may not be the best looking type of grass, but for those who have certain conditions in their garden, it can sometimes be the only choice. That is not to say it is ugly, far from it, it just has a different, sharper look to it. The fact that it can survive not only the coldest winters but also the shade for virtually all of its life, means that ryegrass is one of the best choices for cooler climates. Just know that you will need to take care of it quite a bit to get it settled, otherwise, it will die or not grow evenly. 

Kentucky Bluegrass

The undisputed king of cold-weather lawn, Kentucky bluegrass has been a favourite of many people for decades. That is because unlike a few other types of lawn, Kentucky bluegrass actually has a very strong visual appeal despite being a cold-weather specialist. It might be a smidgen more expensive than the others on this list, but it brings with it great temperature resistance while also being able to survive with barely any water during hot, summer periods. Most lawn retailers will suggest Kentucky bluegrass as one of the first types of lawn for cold climates and it is hard to disagree with them!