Kentucky Bluegrass: Pros: Grows well in a variety of climates, retains a green color throughout the growing season, and is drought-tolerant. Cons: Can be expensive and slow to germinate.
Fine Fescue: Pros: Adaptable to a variety of soils and growing conditions, disease-resistant, and drought-tolerant. Cons: Does not recover well from heavy foot traffic and can become brown in hot, dry weather.
Perennial Rye Grass: Pros: Quick to germinate, provides winter color and erosion control, and is often used for overseeding to extend the growing season. Cons: Not as durable as other grasses, can be invasive and difficult to control, and may require more frequent mowing.
Bentgrass: Pros: Has a fine texture that makes it an attractive lawn grass, tolerant of high traffic and drought conditions. Cons: Can be expensive, slow to establish, and susceptible to disease and insect damage.
Creeping Red Fescue: Pros: Has a fine texture and deep green color, adaptable to shady areas and dry conditions. Cons: Not as durable as other grasses and may require more frequent mowing.