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Old 03-31-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Finland
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This must be settled once and for all.

Here in Finland, the grass turns brown during the winter under the snowpack, sometimes during February.
In the UK the grass is green all year. It turns brown only during droughts. Probably in Paris as well.
In Massachusetts it's a similar story to here. The grass turns brown during the winter.
I Saskatchewan the grass turns brown before the snowpack starts to form, which means already in autumn.
In Manitoba perhaps as well?

All grass related discussion here.

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Old 03-31-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yes, the grass here is green all year, the only time I never see discolouration of grass is during drought, though it isn't unusual for the grass to start going yellow or golden even outside of drought in summer, in patches, rather than all the grass going yellow or golden, though this is probably exacerbated by high volumes of people.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Our grass in Buxton still appears to be green after the most recent dumping of snow we had lying around for ages.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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The grass is always always green here even if it gets to -18c and stays snowy for 6 weeks like in 2010.

I think maybe the grass that we have is a northern grass and so maybe it is used to the cold.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Also green all year, except for sometimes in July and August when it's hot and sometimes in winter when it's very cold but without snowpack (below -10c for a long time, like February 2012).
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I found this site for America and it would seem that the Bluegrass variety is the most common type of grass down there.

Grass Type Identifier

Some types of grasses in ireland are Blue moore grass.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Grass here is green all year even during the winter of 2008 when we had heavy snowfall.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Grass here is green all year even during the winter of 2008 when we had heavy snowfall.
OK, doesn this mean that places with Oceanic climates are good for year round green grass. Europe seems to be the same with year round green grass.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I posted this picture I took back in February, but it sums up the grass situation here quite nicely. No amount of snow or cold will make the grass brown here.

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Old 03-31-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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The only time I remember seeing grass go really yellow/brown here was after the (relatively) hot dry summer of 1995 in SE England.
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