TOP CALIFORNIA DROUGHT TOLERANT TURF 

The recent drought conditions in California have homeowners looking for ways balance their desire for a lush green lawn with concerns over water utilization.

OUR DROUGHT TOLERANT TURF RECOMMENDATIONS

Over the past few years, we along with our seed providers, have researched and tested a variety of options and can confidently recommend the following drought tolerant turf options.

All of the recommendations meet the TWCA standards for drought tolerance.


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ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CAN BE HYDROSEEDED

TRIPLE CROWN EXTREME

Triple Crown Extreme Turf

An outstanding blend of the newest and most drought tolerant tall fescue varieties available. These varieties represent advances in turf quality in addition to being a qualified TWCA Turfgrass product.

TWCA approval means that these grasses have successfully met a stringent set of criteria that have been documented and have proven water conservation benefits.

Features

Better heat and drought tolerance
Rapid tillering, spreading growth habit
Excellent seedling vigor
Brown patch resistance
Improved mowability

Benefits

Improved summer performance
Excellent wear tolerance and recovery
Fast establishment
Less susceptible to warm weather disease
Improved insect and disease tolerance
Reduced shredding during mowing

BOWIE BUFFALOGRASS (Buchole dactyloides)

Buffalo Grass

According to University reports, Buffalo grass is among the most drought tolerant grasses. Because of its drought tolerance, low nutritional requirements and short stature, it is drawing increasing a6en.on for its potential as a low maintenance Turf grass for western lawns. Buffalo grass is classified as “California Friendly” by California Water Agencies and recommended for use in land scares as a low water user. Buffalo grass is a permanent, low growing, warm season grass. It produces vigorous stolons and exhibits excellent drought and wear tolerance. It is not tolerant to shady areas. Bowie Buffalo grass is an improved variety that exhabits fine leaf texture, good turf density, and a low growth habit.

Features

Superior heat and drought tolerance
Stoloniferous growth habit
Excellent, warm weather seedling vigor
Wide area of adaptation

Benefits

Meets water conservation goals
Outstanding wear tolerance and recovery
Fast establishment
Low maintenance

TRANSCONTINENTAL BERMUDA GRASS (Sportsfield Quality)

Bermuda Grass

Transcontinental is an improved, turf-type bermuda grass that exhibits improved color, texture and density. Transcontinental has consistently ranked among the best performing bermuda grass varieties in all major areas of turf grass characteristics. Bermuda grass is classified as “California Friendly” by California Water Agencies and recommended for use in landscapes as a low water user.

Features

Superior heat and drought tolerance
Rhizomatous and Stoloniferous growth habit
Excellent, warm weather seedling vigor
Medium texture
Moderately good salt tolerance

Benefits

Improved summer performance
Excellent wear tolerance and recovery
Fast establishment
Less susceptible to warm weather disease
Improved insect and disease tolerance
Reduced shredding during mowing

ZOYSIA JAPONICA Varieties Zenith and Compadre

Zoysia Turf

Zoysia is a warm season grass that exhibits a medium texture and medium to dark green color. It forms a very dense turf by spreading above ground (stolons) and underground (rhizomes). Since zoysia is slow growing it is less invasive than bermuda grass and needs less mowing than other types of grasses. Like other warm season grasses, zoysia will go dormant and turn brown during cold winter months but will green up in early spring. Zoysia has moderate shade tolerance.

Features

Excellent heat and drought tolerance
Rhizomatous and Stoloniferous growth habit
Medium texture
Shade tolerant

Benefits

Meets water conservation goals
Outstanding wear tolerance and recovery
Uniform growth habit
Only one grass needed for sun and shade