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Rainfall & Droughts

Normal rainfall is the best for grasses.  However in our world today it seems that the weather is out of control.  

How grasses survive and handle both droughts and excessive rain amounts are a reflection of each individual species.   Different grasses handle drought and wet seasons differently.

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Different species and their varieties have specific water needs. Grasses like the fescues are more drought tolerant and produce larger and deeper root systems as inherited from the older varieties that are coarser and larger needing a strong root system. Grasses such as bluegrass has very shallow root systems and requires large amounts of water. Heat loving grasses such as the Bermudas while having finer textures tend to grow outward and put down deep roots and can withstand the drier, hotter climates better.

Drought Resistant Grasses: Bermuda. buffalo, Bahia (Pensacola), Fescues ( red is the best) and Zoysia.

Medium Drought Resistant Grasses: Bluegrasses, St. Augustine, centipede, bent grass, ryegrasses, and Dichondra.

Heavy Water Users: Carpet grass, annual and rough bluegrass and creeping bent grass.

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Watering Lawns - Rainfall effects on grasses

Listed below is a relative ranking of the ability of grasses to handle either dry or wet climates: 

Rankings to withstand each type of weather season:
BEST | GOOD | MED | POOR ---
Best is best suited... Poor is worst suited.

LAWN GRASSES
Ability to handle stresses:
WET SEASONS DRY SEASONS
WARM SEASON
BAHIAGRASS GOOD GOOD
BERMUDA - COMMON MED BEST
BERMUDA - HYBRIDS MED GOOD
BUFFALO POOR BEST
CARPETGRASS BEST POOR
CENTIPEDE MED POOR
ST. AUGUSTINE - COMMON MED MED
ST. AUGUSTINE - IMPROVED MED MED
ZOYSIA GOOD GOOD
COOL SEASON
BLUEGRASS MED MED
BENTGRASS BEST POOR
FESCUE - CREEPING RED MED GOOD
FESCUE - FINE MED MED
FESCUE - TALL MED BEST
RYE ANNUAL & PERENNIAL MED POOR

Also see our graphs located at www.lawngrasses.com

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