If you live in Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, or Buena Park, you know that droughts are not all too uncommon. That is why it’s so important to plant drought tolerant grass in your yard. The curb appeal of your house doesn’t have to be expensive. All you have to do is plan accordingly based on your climate and seek the advice of trained industry professionals.
First, lets explore a variety of common types of drought tolerant grass that are widely used in areas that receive very little rainfall. Kentucky Bluegrass can be commonly found at any home improvement and lawn care store and helps prevent that horrible brown grass in your front yard from making you the laughing stock of the neighborhood. According to a study conducted that explored the most drought resistant grasses, it was found that a hybrid breed of Bermuda grass is the most drought tolerant. This is more than likely because it was first cultivated in Bermuda where it can sometimes go weeks without receiving rain. It is important, however, to weigh the cost to benefit analysis of choosing more expensive types of grass depending on the size of your lawn.
Next, we can look into some alternatives if you don’t want to plant drought tolerant grass in all or part of your yard. Planting a great deal of Thyme in your yard, for example, can greatly reduce the amount of water needed to keep it thriving. This means not only will it be drought tolerant, but it will also lower your water bills each month. For areas of the country that don’t get to hot but still see long periods of drought, moss is another alternative that not only looks great, but also requires very little water to remain healthy.
There are a variety of ways for you to implement any kind of drought tolerant grass. First, you have the option to simply spread the seeds of your choice on your lawn and water thoroughly. Unfortunately, during times of drought, there are some areas that require a water restriction. In these types of areas, it may be best to utilized pre-grown sod. This way, the sod can just be rolled out onto the lawn and will begin to take root shortly thereafter. No matter what you ultimately decide, it is important to seek the advice of professional landscapers such as those at Douglas Masonry & Pavestone