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State-to-State Lawn and Weather Conditions

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

There are three different types of soil - Clay, Loam , and Sand. Each has its own water absorbing properties and can react differently to the same watering. Most people don't have a purely clay or purely sandy soil, but rather a combination (i.e. sandy-loam, Clayish-Loam, etc.). We have put together 3 general descriptions to help determine what type of soil you have and its relative watering properties:

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Alabama: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/15-12/15 , Spring (last)  2/15-3/20  
Hearty Growing Months: 3/5-12/15
Growing Days: 240 (Birmingham)-300 (Mobile)
Rainy Growing Days: 70-90
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 25-43
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, Tall Fescue, St. Augustine, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass

Alaska: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/15 (Anchorage)-10/20 (Juneau) , Spring (last)  4/20 (Juneau)-5/15 (Anchorage) 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/25-10-20
Growing Days: 125 (Anchorage) -180 (Juneau)
Rainy Growing Days: 50-90
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 11-30
Grasses Commonly Found: Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Arizona: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/20-12/5 , Spring (last)  2/5-3/20  
Hearty Growing Months: 2/10-12/5
Growing Days: 245 (Tucson)-300 (Phoenix)
Rainy Growing Days: 25-40
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 57-63
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Centipede

Arkansas: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/10-11/20 , Spring (last)  3/15-3/20  
Hearty Growing Months: 3/15-11/10
Growing Days: 240
Rainy Growing Days: 60-65
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 65-103
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Carpet grass

California: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (CA): Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Kentucky bluegrass, Fine & Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Ryegrass

San Francisco, Sacramento
Frost :  Fall (first) 12/10-12/30 , Spring (last)  1/5-2/7  
Hearty Growing Months: 1/7-12/5
Growing Days: 305 (Sacramento)-355 (S.F.)
Rainy Growing Days: 60-65
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 1-44

Fresno
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/18 , Spring (last)  3/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/20-11/15
Growing Days: 250
Rainy Growing Days: 22
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 55

Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
Frost :  Fall (first) 12/19-12/30 , Spring (last)  1/3-1/23 
Hearty Growing Months: 1/5-12/15
Growing Days: 330 (Santa Barbara)-360 (L.A.)
Rainy Growing Days: 30-33
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 

San Diego
Frost :  
Hearty Growing Months
Growing Days: 365
Rainy Growing Days: 41
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 

Colorado: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/14 , Spring (last)  4/23-4/27  
Hearty Growing Months: 4/25-10/10
Growing Days: 170-175
Rainy Growing Days: 10-42
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 25-40
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Connecticut: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/15-10/25 , Spring (last)  4/5-4/23 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/18-10/24
Growing Days: 175-190
Rainy Growing Days: 50-60
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 0-14
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Delaware: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25 , Spring (last)  4/20 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/21-10/20
Growing Days: 190
Rainy Growing Days: 55
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 14
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Florida: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (FL): Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Kentucky bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bahia, Carpet grass

Jacksonville
Frost :  Fall (first) 12/15 , Spring (last)  2/15  
Hearty Growing Months: 2/20-12/25
Growing Days: 312
Rainy Growing Days: 105
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 45

Tampa
Frost :  Fall (first) 12/25 , Spring (last)  1/10 
Hearty Growing Months: 1/12-12/22
Growing Days: 345
Rainy Growing Days: 106
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 42

Miami
Frost :  
Hearty Growing Months
Growing Days: 365
Rainy Growing Days: 125
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 17

Georgia: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (GA): Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Tall Fescue, Centipede, Bahia, Carpet grass

Atlanta
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/17 , Spring (last)  3/20  
Hearty Growing Months: 3/25-11/15
Growing Days: 243
Rainy Growing Days: 73
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 13

Savannah
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/28 , Spring (last)  2/28 
Hearty Growing Months: 2/30-11/25
Growing Days: 272
Rainy Growing Days: 90
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 35

Hawaii: (estimates vary by location)

Frost
Hearty Growing Months
Growing Days: 365
Rainy Growing Days: 100 (Honolulu)-280 (Hilo)
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 0-4
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Bahia, Seashore Paspalum

Idaho: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/5-10/18 , Spring (last)  4/24-4/30 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/30-10/15
Growing Days: 160
Rainy Growing Days: 10-23
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 0-33
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Illinois: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/20-10/27 , Spring (last)  4/20 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/22-10/20
Growing Days: 180 (Peoria)-190 (Chicago)
Rainy Growing Days: 54-60
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 10-20
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia

Indiana: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/20-11/2 , Spring (last)  4/3-4/25 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/5-11/1
Growing Days: 180 (Ft. Wayne)-215 (Evansville)
Rainy Growing Days: 60-70
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 9-24
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia

Iowa: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/13 , Spring (last)  4/26 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/26-10/10
Growing Days: 171
Rainy Growing Days: 50-55
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 15
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Kansas: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25-11/2 , Spring (last)  4/26 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/28-10/10
Growing Days: 170-175
Rainy Growing Days: 50-55
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 15
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Kentucky: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/28-11/5 , Spring (last)  4/1-4/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/1-11/5
Growing Days: 200 (Lexington)-222 (Louisville)
Rainy Growing Days: 67
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 10-20
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia

Louisiana: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/14 (Shreveport)-12/8 (New Orleans) , Spring (last)  2/8 (New Orleans)-3/8 (Shreveport)
Hearty Growing Months: 2/24-12/2
Growing Days: 260 (Shreveport)-290 (New Orleans)
Rainy Growing Days: 65 (Shreveport)-95(New Orleans)
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 40-50
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia

Maine: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (ME): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Bangor
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/4 , Spring (last)  5/2 
Hearty Growing Months: 5/4-10/2
Growing Days: 155
Rainy Growing Days: 48
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 

Portland
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/14 , Spring (last)  4/30 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/31-10/12
Growing Days: 168
Rainy Growing Days: 55
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 5

Maryland: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/18 , Spring (last)  3/29  
Hearty Growing Months: 3/31-11/17
Growing Days: 235
Rainy Growing Days: 68
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 20
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Massachusetts: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/26 (Pittsfield)-11/9 (Boston) , Spring (last)  5/11 (Pittsfield)-4/6 (Boston)
Hearty Growing Months: 4/7-11/5
Growing Days: 136-215
Rainy Growing Days: 49-70 (Boston)
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 0-9 (Boston)
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Michigan: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall 10/20-10/30 (Detroit- 10/19) , Spring (last)  4/25-5/14 (Detroit- 4/20)
Hearty Growing Months: 4/25-10/25
Growing Days: 160-190 (Detroit- 180)
Rainy Growing Days: 50-60
Days over 90 degrees:  3-10
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Minnesota: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/23 (Duluth)-10/12 (Minneapolis) , Spring (last)  5/23 (Duluth)-4/30 (Minneapolis)
Hearty Growing Months: 5/1-10/10
Growing Days: 124 (Duluth)-165 (Minneapolis)
Rainy Growing Days: 46-54
Days over 90 degrees:  3 (Duluth)-12 (Minneapolis)
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Mississippi: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/10 (Jackson)-12/10 (Biloxi) , Spring (last) 3/20 (Jackson)-2/15 (Biloxi)
Hearty Growing Months: 2/15-12/15
Growing Days: 233-300
Rainy Growing Days: 80-92
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 45
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Carpet grass

Missouri: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/30 , Spring (last)  4/8-4/12 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/9-10/27
Growing Days: 200-205
Rainy Growing Days: 60
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 25-30
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Bermuda, Zoysia


Montana (Central): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9-25 , Spring (last)  5/10
Hearty Growing Months: 5/11-9/25
Growing Days: 140
Rainy Growing Days: 36
Days over 90 degrees: 20
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass


Nebraska: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/5 (Western)-10/20 (Omaha) , Spring (last)  4/30 (Western)-4/15 (Omaha)
Hearty Growing Months: 4/16-10/19
Growing Days: 160 (Western)-190 (Omaha)
Rainy Growing Days: 44-61
Days over 90 degrees: 24
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Nevada: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/10 (Reno)-11/10 (Las Vegas) , Spring (last)  5/9 (Reno)-3/18 (Las Vegas)
Hearty Growing Months: 3/19-11/15
Growing Days: 153 (Reno)-240 (Las Vegas)
Rainy Growing Days: 2-20
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 40 (Reno)-60 (Las Vegas)
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass


New Hampshire: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/14 (Berlin)-9/29 (Concord) , Spring (last)  5/30 (Berlin)-5/12 (Concord)
Hearty Growing Months: 5/31-9/38
Growing Days: 107 (Berlin)-140 (Concord)
Rainy Growing Days: 40-50
Days over 90 degrees: 1-10
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass


New Jersey: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/7 (Newark)-11/10 (Atlantic City) , Spring (last)  4/4 (Newark)-4/1 (Atlantic City)
Hearty Growing Months: 4/2-11/9
Growing Days: 218-223
Rainy Growing Days: 64-70
Days over 90 degrees: 10-20
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

New Mexico (Central): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/28 , Spring (last)  4/14
Hearty Growing Months: 4/15-10/26
Growing Days: 200
Rainy Growing Days: 20-24
Days over 90 degrees:  15
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass

 

New York: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (NY): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Buffalo
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/23 , Spring (last)  5/1  
Hearty Growing Months: 5/2-10/22
Growing Days: 177
Rainy Growing Days: 61
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 1-4

Albany
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/10 , Spring (last)  4/29 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/30-10/9
Growing Days: 167
Rainy Growing Days: 56
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 

New York City
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/10 , Spring (last) 4/9 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/10-10/9
Growing Days: 190
Rainy Growing Days: 70
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 8-13

North Carolina: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (NC): Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Raleigh
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/15 , Spring (last)  3/25  
Hearty Growing Months: 3/26-11/14
Growing Days: 235
Rainy Growing Days: 71
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 20

Wilmington
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/25 , Spring (last)  3/10
Hearty Growing Months: 3/11-11/24
Growing Days: 260
Rainy Growing Days: 80
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 30

Ashville
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/23 , Spring (last) 4/13 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/14-10/22
Growing Days: 193
Rainy Growing Days: 70
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 5


North Dakota (Central): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/23 , Spring (last)  5/10
Hearty Growing Months: 5/11-9/22
Growing Days: 134
Rainy Growing Days: 41
Days over 90 degrees: 20
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Ohio: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (OH): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Cleveland
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/1 , Spring (last)  4/22 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/23-10/30
Growing Days: 193
Rainy Growing Days: 68
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 5-7

Columbus
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/30 , Spring (last)  4/19
Hearty Growing Months: 4/20-10/29
Growing Days: 190
Rainy Growing Days: 65
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 10

Cincinnati
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25 , Spring (last) 4/16 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/17-10/24
Growing Days: 191
Rainy Growing Days: 67
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 20

Oklahoma: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/1-11/8 , Spring (last) 3/27
Hearty Growing Months: 3/28-11/7
Growing Days: 220-225
Rainy Growing Days: 57
Days over 90 degrees:  45
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Centipede grass

Oregon: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (OR): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Portland
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/22 , Spring (last)  3/5 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/7-11/21
Growing Days: 261
Rainy Growing Days
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 6-10

Bend
Frost :  Fall (first) 9/6 , Spring (last)  6/10 
Hearty Growing Months: 6/11-9/5
Growing Days: 92
Rainy Growing Days
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August):

Pennsylvania: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (PA): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Scranton
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/12 , Spring (last)  4/25 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/27-10/10
Growing Days: 172
Rainy Growing Days: 65

Philadelphia
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/16 , Spring (last)  3/30
Hearty Growing Months: 4/2-11/15
Growing Days: 230
Rainy Growing Days: 60
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August):10-15

Rhode Island: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25 , Spring (last)  4/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/17-10/23
Growing Days: 196
Rainy Growing Days: 63
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 3-6
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

South Carolina: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (NC): Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Columbia
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/20 , Spring (last)  3/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/16-11/19
Growing Days: 263
Rainy Growing Days: 75
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 35-40

Charleston
Frost :  Fall (first) 12/10 , Spring (last)  2/20 
Hearty Growing Months: 2/21-12/9
Growing Days: 295
Rainy Growing Days: 95
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 25-30


South Dakota: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/1 , Spring (last)  5/6
Hearty Growing Months: 5/8-9/30
Growing Days: 150
Rainy Growing Days: 40-45
Days over 90 degrees: 20-25
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass

Tennessee: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 11/5-11/8 , Spring (last)  3/28-4/1 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/2-11/7
Growing Days: 221
Rainy Growing Days: 72
Days over 90 degrees:  12-18
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Centipede

Texas: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (TX): Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, St. Augustine, Carpet grass, Seashore Paspalum

Lubbock
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/8 , Spring (last)  4/2 
Hearty Growing Months: 4/3-11/7
Growing Days: 207
Rainy Growing Days: 38-43

Dallas
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/15 , Spring (last)  3/19
Hearty Growing Months: 3/20-11/13
Growing Days: 245
Rainy Growing Days: 50
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 45-50

Houston
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/20 , Spring (last) 3/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/16-11/18
Growing Days: 260
Rainy Growing Days: 78
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 45-55

Utah: (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/6 (Ogden)-10/20 (Salt Lake City) , Spring (last) 5/5 (Ogden)-4/15 (Salt Lake City)
Hearty Growing Months: 4/16-10/18
Growing Days: 153 (Ogden)-190 (Salt Lake City)
Days over 90 degrees:  40-50
Grasses Commonly Found: Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass


Vermont (Central): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 9/22-10/5 , Spring (last) 5/10-5-20
Hearty Growing Months: 5/11-10/4
Growing Days: 130-150
Rainy Growing Days: 45-55
Days over 90 degrees: 0-5
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Virginia: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (VA): Bermuda, Zoysia, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Bahia, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Richmond
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/1 , Spring (last)  3/30
Hearty Growing Months: 4/1-10/27
Growing Days: 216
Rainy Growing Days: 66
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 22-28

Roanoke
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25 , Spring (last) 4/15
Hearty Growing Months: 4/16-10/23
Growing Days: 163
Rainy Growing Days: 68
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 12-16

Norfolk
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/15 , Spring (last) 3/20 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/21-11/13
Growing Days: 240
Rainy Growing Days: 80
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 15-20

Washington: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (WA): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Seattle
Frost :  Fall (first) 11/22 , Spring (last) 3/15 
Hearty Growing Months: 3/16-11/20
Growing Days: 253
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August): 2-5

Yakima
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/20 , Spring (last) 4/15
Hearty Growing Months: 4/16-10/18
Growing Days: 188
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August):15-20


West Virginia (Central): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/20 , Spring (last) 4/18
Hearty Growing Months: 4/19-10/18
Growing Days: 160-190
Rainy Growing Days: 60-70
Days over 90 degrees: 12-18
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

Wisconsin: (estimates vary by location)

Grasses Commonly Found (WI): Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass

La Crosse
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/6 , Spring (last) 5/2 
Hearty Growing Months: 5/3-10/4
Growing Days: 163
Rainy Growing Days: 50-60

Milwaukee
Frost :  Fall (first) 10/25 , Spring (last) 4/22
Hearty Growing Months: 4/23-10-23
Growing Days: 186
Rainy Growing Days: 60
Days over 90 degrees:  (July-August):5-10


Wyoming (Southern): (estimates vary by location)

Frost :  Fall (first) 10/1 , Spring (last)  5/15
Hearty Growing Months: 5/16-9/30
Growing Days: 139
Rainy Growing Days: 50
Days over 90 degrees: 8-12
Grasses Commonly Found: Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Bent grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Wheatgrass



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