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seanof30306
Water Miser Grass?

On a recent episode of - saboteamos.info, Roger talked about a new type of grass they were putting in as they finished the project.

He said the roots were 12" deep, which meant the grass required very little water, and that it stayed green all year, and only required mowing once a month.

The thing is, he didn't give any details ... even a name.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks

dj1
Re: Water Miser Grass?

I didn't watch that show, but I know that the search for reliable drought resistant grass breeds and not so thirsty grass types has been intensifying with the present drought.

I'm familiar with tall fescue grass, bermuda grass, marathon grass and zoysia grass, all of which have variations and sub breeds. Some require less water, some more maintenance and weed control, but on the average, these types do better than popular brands like Kentucky Blue in drought conditions.

Go on Scotts website and learn about those breeds that might work well for you. Another sources of info would be local grass outlets (no, not that kind) and landscape contractors who work locally.

A. Spruce
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dj1 wrote:

Go on Scotts website and learn about those breeds that might work well for you. Another sources of info would be local grass outlets (no, not that kind) and landscape contractors who work locally.

Sod dealers are also good sources of information because they are selling what grows best in your area, as well as should know a thing or two about grass breeds and low water requirements.

dj1
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Take a look at artificial grass.

No watering, no cutting, no weed. Green year round.

ed21
Re: Water Miser Grass?

Spoken like a Southern Californian. ;)

seanof30306
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yeah, but I'm specifically interested in the grass they planted on the TOH episode.

Dan in Medford
Re: Water Miser Grass?

if you stand in front of a mirror and say Roger's name 10 times in a row, will he appear and answer your question?

Fencepost
Re: Water Miser Grass?

Hint:

NO ONE from the show or the magazine ever looks at these forums. And I do mean no one, not even the system administrator. It's kind of like "the wild west" here.

Mastercarpentry
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Look the show episode up on the videos section of this site. At the end they credit all the major suppliers of the stuff used in that episode. It may not get you the exact product name but at least you'll know who supplied it and they can fill in the blanks for you after that.

Such a deep-rooted grass would be great for hillsides prone to land slippage or washouts in heavy seasonal rains which is a problem I sometimes encounter so come back and let us know what you found and how well it worked.

Phil

hollasboy
Re: Water Miser Grass?

I see you're in Tulsa. A friend of mine living near Temple, TX successfully converted his back yard to Buffalo Grass, which is now widely available (via seed) in north Texas, and most likely in Oklahoma. He claims he never waters it (it goes dormant during drought, rather than dying) and his numerous dogs run on it daily and don't do any damage. Only problem is growing an entire yard from seed, which takes lots of time and effort (killing and stripping existing cover, tilling, seed broadcasting, weeding, watering, etc.). Benefit is that seed is typically a lot cheaper than an entire yard's worth of sod.

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