Lawns in Mediterranean regions

With so many British moving to the warmer climate of the Mediterranean, we are often asked about gardening in these regions, especially in regards to lawns.

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Mediterranean garden. Image: ©

Quick facts

Our top 5 grasses for Mediterranean climates:
  • Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass)
  • Buchloe dactyloides (Buffalo grass)
  • Pennisetum clandestinum (kikuyu grass)
  • Stenotaphrum secundatum (St. Augustine grass)
  • Zoysia japonica (Japanese lawn grass)

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