What is the Most Drought Tolerant Grass for Houston Turfgrass Sod Projects?
Call us at 281-431-7441. We are often asked about the most drought tolerant grass for Houston area turfgrass sod projects. Here in the Houston area, we’ve had several years of below-average rainfall and most areas around Houston are in various stages of drought. Central and West Texas are generally in more severe stages of drought, so this issue is very much in the minds of our customers. In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about the most drought tolerant sod grasses for use in Southeast Texas.
This is a summary of the video.
All of the grasses have different statistics as far as how long they can go without water. If you want a nice, green yard, every single one of them does require one inch of water during the growing season. If you can tolerate a brown-looking yard when a drought were to set in, some of them will last a little bit longer, will survive, I guess is the word, a little bit longer.
Those more drought tolerant grasses would probably be some of the Bermuda grasses and the buffalo grasses and possibly some of the zoysias. But if you want a nice, green, lush yard, you will have to put one inch of water on your lawn per week if you’re not getting any help from Mother Nature.
Some of the other things you can do to save water would be to do a better job of measuring the amount of water you’re putting on your lawn. Purchase cheap lawn rain gauges and place them around your lawn.
Check to make sure there aren’t areas of your lawn that are missed by your irrigation system or areas that are getting too much water. And check your irrigation system in operation so you can see if there are spray heads that are not working or need replacement.
If you have questions about the most drought tolerant grass or other questions about buying sod, please call Houston Grass South at 281-431-7441. Houston Grass South sells the best turfgrass sod available in the Houston area from our office in Arcola, TX, just off Highway 6 and just a few miles east of Sienna Plantation. We are Houston’s sod farm because we sell freshly harvested sod for Houston projects direct from our family grass sod farm, where our family has been in the grass business for more than 30 years. Come visit our office and you’ll see the difference.