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Drought tolerant grasses

What are the most drought tolerant grasses?

  • Tall fescue for cool-season grasses
  • Bermudagrass, bahiagrass and zoysiagrass for warm-season grasses

These grasses do well under drought conditions without supplemental irrigation if properly maintained.

More detailed information on each of these grasses can be found as follows:

Tall fescue

Bermudagrass

Zoysiagrass