Spring is a great time to reseed your lawn. And most homeowners like to match the grass type that is currently growing.
Lawns and in central Ohio, as well as most of the state, are a combination typically of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue and turf type tall fescue. So it’s usually not just one single type of grass.
The only thing that’s going be a lot different than texture is a fine fescue, which has a very small diameter blade.
Another situation could be that your established lawn has become more shaded because of tree growth over the past 20 to 30 years. Your grass type has maybe shifted more towards the fine rescues that probably were there to begin with.
Grass varieties that we have today are so much better than the ones that were around 30 years ago. One of the things you’ll notice when you put down new grass seed, those newly seeded areas will look dark green, and may even start look better than what your existing lawn looks like.