Which Grass Varieties are Drought Tolerant?

Over the last few postings we have covered the features and benefits of different grass varieties. Let’s now cover drought tolerance examples.   When referred to Kentucky Bluegrass as “drought tolerant”, it means that it can tolerate dehydration. It often possesses excellent dormancy mechanisms and a good ability to recover from dormancy. A few examples of…

Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa Pratensis)

Kentucky bluegrass is know for being a high quality turf with great recuperator qualities. It is sod-former, stress-resistant and thatch-former. In the next few posts we will cover Kentucky Bluegrass varieties, drought resistance, heat resistance, shade tolerance, disease-and insect-prone, water requirements and Nitrogen requirements.  Kentucky Bluegrass cultivars are drought resistant which means that their ability to…

Grass Variety: Buffalograss

This warm season turf is only green from late May to late September and is golden brown for the rest of the year.   One full year of diligent maintenance is required before maximum results can be achieved. Buffalograss lawns are more easily invaded by weeds than other turf species. Recommended usage: low traffic residential…

Grass Variety: Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is a deep rooted, cool season grass. Most fescues possess dwarf-type growing habits and reduced vertical growth, and are very dense.   The extensive root system can offer good drought tolerance depending on soil conditions. This turf grass has a root potential depth of 3-4 feet. Tall fescue does produce short rhizomes but…

Grass Variety: Hybrid Bluegrass (Texas Bluegrass)

There are a number of potential advantages to using bluegrass hybrids for lawn and sports turf applications in Colorado.   It possesses excellent heat tolerance and, in fact, seems to grow better the warmer it gets in the summer. These hybrids produce an extensive root system, which enhances heat and drought resistance. This grass forms…