Annual water requirements for Texas turf grasses
I have searched in vain for information regarding the annual water requirements for Texas turf grasses including Bermuda, Buffalo, Centipede, Curly Mesquite, San Augustine, and Zoysia. I am particularly interested in these annual water requirements for Central Texas.
Mr. Merle L. Moden
Hays County Texas
Irrigation not only depends on plant material, but also on soil type, hence the lack of information that you may feel is specific enough. Most turfgrasses require one-inch of water per week in order to survive. More will, of course, encourage more growth, until too much is applied, and then diseases may be an issue. Here is a link to our website page with lawn information for Central Texas.
Curly mesquite is not a turfgrass and will not be included in this information. If you are interested in using curly mesquite, it should be treated like a native groundcover, and watered sparingly. But for more information on it, I'd encourage you to contact the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:
I understand that such general information may be challenging to interpret to your particular situation, so please feel free to call us at the Travis County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to chat with us. 512.854.9600 and ask to speak to a Master Gardener.