Weather in Texas can be extreme to say the least. Summer generally guarantees scorching temperatures every day, and spring or fall can be pretty much anything. This makes lawn care around here tough to plan for. Choosing the right grass for your home is an important decision when planning your landscaping.
Bermuda grass, also known as (Bahama grass, couch grass, or devil’s grass) can survive extreme temperatures and severe drought conditions prevalent through Texas and mid-west and is a popular choice for lawns throughout the United States.
Its roots can grow up five feet deep allowing it to thrive at times when drought conditions limit the longevity of other less hearty species. Ideal for high levels of foot traffic and is often used at recreational facilities due to its tenacious nature.
2. St. Augustine
St. Augustine grass, also known as (Charleston grass or Buffalo Turf) is a tough grass that stands up to most climates. It is a great choice for backyards that get a lot of use over the year. Most popular in tropical and subtropical regions, this dark green grass is easily distinguishable by its wider blades. It’s also a highly popular grass for lawns in residential areas. Although it may be less drought-resistant than Bermuda grass, it is just as aggressive and resilient.
Some grass needs more care, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time. Zoysia, requires little in the way of fertilization and is more resilient against insect damage.
Zoysia has a much finer texture and needs a lot of attention when it is first starting out. Once grown and developed, this grass is great for preventing weeds and fungus from growing on your lawn throughout the seasons.