Choosing Warm- and Cool-season grasses

Deciding what kind of grass you want for your lawn is not always an easy one. To choose the proper grass, you must consider the following: do you want a lawn that is green all year or one that goes brown in the winter; how much traffic your lawn will have and what kinds of grasses seem to work best in your neighborhood. Probably most importantly is to consider drought resistance and how much watering you want to do.


Warm-season lawns require less water but brown in the winter and they invade borders. Cool-season lawns stay green all year but require a lot of water and may die without enough (about 38” per year). You can mix warm- and cool-season grasses, but consult with a nurseryman on acceptable blends.


Installing a Drip System