Practical Turf Areas

Cool-season turfgrass such as Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass typically require the most water and maintenance in the landscape. Limit cool-season turf areas. Consider using mulches, groundcovers, ornamental or native grasses, shrub beds, decks or patios instead. Avoid odd shaped or narrow strips of turfgrass as these can be difficult to irrigate and may result in wasted water.

If you have full sun, consider planting warm-season turfgrasses such as Buffalo and Bermudagrass. These warm-season grasses are well suited to our area, and, once established, will require very little supplemental irrigation (if any) in comparison to the cool-season grasses.

Keep areas designated to turfgrass practical for your use. Do you really need that vast expanse of green grass
in the front yard?