turf·​grass ˈtərf-ˌgras How to pronounce turfgrass (audio)
: 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 Lawns with turfgrass don't provide as many resources for pollinators compared with a yard containing an abundance of low-growing flowering plants. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2024 The goal is to optimize playing conditions through turfgrass science and achieve sustainability. Candace Oehler, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately many lawn owners haven’t gotten this message, said Jim Blair, a turfgrass specialist who oversees UC Riverside’s Turfgrass Research program. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 These include turfgrass replacement, rain barrels and cisterns, downspout redirects and rain gutters. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2023 Last fall, Midwest Grows Green’s team visited, tested and assessed Lords Park to develop a three-year management plan for a large area of turfgrass that doesn’t use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Courier-News Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, 13 May 2021 Lawns with turfgrass don't provide as many resources for pollinators compared with a yard containing an abundance of low growing flowering plants. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 24 May 2023 From a practical standpoint, landscape edging helps to keep turfgrass from creeping into surrounding garden areas. Kelly Roberson, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 The weather’s impact on the turfgrass from which shots will be played and the holding quality of the green will drive decisions for hole and tee placement at major events like the U.S. Open to ensure a fair but difficult test for the world’s best players. Renny Vandewege, Forbes, 17 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turfgrass was in 1962

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“Turfgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turfgrass. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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