Table 2.  Qualities of popular turfgrasses (from Turgeon, 1999).

Grass species

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Bermudagrass

Preferred climate

Cool & dry

Temperate & humid

Warm

Establishment rate

Slow

Fast

Fast

Texture

Medium

Medium

Fine-Medium

Shoot density

Medium

Medium

High

Thatching tendency

Medium

Low

High

Wear resistance

Medium

High

High

Recuperative capacity

High

Medium

High

Mowing Height

Medium

Medium

Low

Shoe-surface traction

Medium-High

Low-Medium

Medium-High