The three general areas at the right show the warm (yellow) and cool season (blue) grasses that are used within the United States. In the transition zone (purple), a mixture of these two grass types is sometimes used. The transitional zone generally favors the cool season grasses over the warm season grasses.
Lawn striping can best be achieved in the areas that contain the cooler season grasses. Depending upon your area, type of lawn, and the amount of care provided, striping can also be achieved within the transitional zone. It is difficult to create lawn striping patterns within the warm (yellow) season zone. Although difficult, it can be done by overseeding cool season grasses.