turf·​grass | \ ˈtərf-ˌgras How to pronounce turfgrass (audio) \

Definition of turfgrass

: any of various grasses (such as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass) grown to form turf

Examples of turfgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each type of turfgrass (the term for grasses that form a lawn) has an ideal mowing height. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Rid Your Lawn of Common Problems," 12 Apr. 2021 For all species, be especially careful when applying herbicides or fertilizers to freeze-stressed turfgrass this spring. Daniel Cunningham, Dallas News, "Will your plants survive? How to assess your North Texas landscape after deep freeze," 24 Feb. 2021 Pecans benefit from the same nutrients as your turfgrass does. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "In San Antonio, azaleas will need tons of soil amendments, but they thrive in East Texas," 5 Feb. 2021 The USGA Research & Testing Center, along with the association's foundation and turfgrass management agency, will relocate from New Jersey to Pinehurst, 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Raleigh. Gary D. Robertson, Star Tribune, "USGA to create campus at Pinehurst; No. 2 gets 4 more Opens," 9 Sep. 2020 Eventually, the family decided to build its own golf course on the farm as a tool to both entertain customers, like golf course superintendents, and serve as a site for turfgrass research and demonstration. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Jimmy Pursell, east Alabama businessman, dead at 89," 24 June 2020 Start with a soil test, said Peter Landschoot, professor of turfgrass science at Penn State. Sal Vaglica, WSJ, "Grow a Quarantine Lawn That Makes Friends Green With Envy," 13 June 2020 There’s a lot of disease showing up in the turfgrasses right now. Dallas News, "Blotches on your grass? Here’s how to heal a diseased lawn," 13 Apr. 2020 That’s why the guy at the end of a garden hose squirting his lawn is doing the turfgrass a big disservice. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Even gardening has its odds and ends. Here, random snippets of knowledge," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of turfgrass

1962, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2021

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“Turfgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turfgrass. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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