What are xeric lawn choices?

Asked October 9, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

i need recommendations concerning what type of lawn to plant that will be both beautiful and take little water. Suggestions?

El Paso County Colorado

1 Response

Hybrid bluegrass, turf-type Buffalograss, Blue Grama grass, hard or sheep fescue, turf-type tall fescue or Crested wheatgrass may be good choices for you. Just remember that any grass used as a lawn will require some inputs (water, fertilizer, mowing) from you to maintain lawn density.

Some of these grasses are only available as seed, others as seed or sod.

To read about advantages and disadvantages of each possible grass type that can be used as a lawn, see http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/Gardennotes/561.html