Call us at 281-431-7441. Depending on the weather, we are sometimes asked about the most drought tolerant grass for Houston area grass projects. In this video, Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine talks about the most drought tolerant sod grasses for use in Southeast Texas.
Summary of the Drought Tolerant Grass Video
What is the most drought tolerant grass for Houston? I get asked this question occasionally. Most people in this area are not overly concerned about drought tolerance though, we have found.
If we were in the Austin, San Antonio market, I’m sure that’s what everybody wants to know about because you’re under drought conditions a lot of time. Here, everybody just wants pretty green grass and that’s what we have found. But to answer that question, the most drought tolerant grasses that I am aware of are the Bermuda grasses.
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The most drought resistant of those grasses is Common Bermuda grass which we don’t carry. A lot of people don’t want Common Bermuda grass in their yard because they consider it to be a weed. But we do carry a close cousin to it which is the TexTurf 10 and as well as Tifway 419.
Drought tolerance to me means that if it stops raining tomorrow and somebody refuses to irrigate, either with an irrigation system or with water, which grass variety can survive the longest? Bermuda grass is the answer to that question.
All Grass Needs an Inch of Water a Week during the Growing Season
Now, some people will call and say, “Which one is the most drought tolerant?” What they mean by asking that question is they don’t want to water very frequently. They don’t want a high water bill, and they want their grass to look good.
You don’t get to have both. All the grasses that we have are lined up here on the roadside. If you want pretty green grass, it takes one inch of water per week, whether it’s falling out of the sky or coming out of the hose or irrigation system. If you don’t give it that, it’s not going to be pretty, green and lush.
Drought tolerance doesn’t mean that it can get by on less water and still be pretty. An inch of water is the rule of thumb for all those. But which one will survive the longest? Is definitely the Bermuda grasses. I would say some of the Zoysias would probably come in second place, if I was ranking them.
Drought tolerance is just something to keep in mind, but here in the Houston area, fortunately drought is not usually a worry. It happened in 2011 but it’s not nearly as frequent as it is in Central or West Texas. But drought tolerance is something to keep in mind.
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If you have questions about the most drought tolerant grass or other questions about buying sod, please call Houston Grass at 281-431-7441. Houston Grass sells the best grass sod available in the Houston area from our office in Arcola, TX. We’re just off Highway 6 and just a few miles east of Sienna Plantation on McKeever Road.
We are Houston’s sod farm because we sell freshly harvested sod 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. Please check the reviews and testimonials we’ve received from our customers!