A drought-resistant warm-season lawn exhibits the ability to enter a period of dormancy rather than succumbing to death during hot and dry weather, typically recovering once the drought subsides. In the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region, various lawn grasses like Bermuda, Buffalo, St. Augustine, and different Zoysia varieties display varying degrees of drought tolerance. However, it’s important to recognize that there are limitations and a spectrum of resilience.
For instance, during prolonged periods of scorching temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit resulting in an inadequate water supply, a lawn may temporarily go dormant but could ultimately perish if not watered promptly. In the DFW area, Buffalo Grass stands out as the most drought-resistant, followed by Bermuda as a close second, while St. Augustine and fine-bladed Zoysia lawns like Emerald and Zeon demonstrate comparatively poorer drought resistance.
It’s crucial to understand that being drought-resistant doesn’t guarantee a lawn will remain lush and green when facing water shortages in hot and arid conditions. In the DFW area, the rainfall tends to decrease around June and may not reliably resume until October or November, leaving lawn owners to contend with these challenges.
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