Grass Seed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smithf36, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. smithf36

    smithf36 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 61

    Anyone know what the best drought tolerant seed is to use in the midwest?

  2. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    i've read that bermuda is the best against drought, but then i don't live in the midwest, so bermuda might not work there.
  3. Turtle II

    Turtle II LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    SEEDLAND.COM Has vast amounts of info on all types and aspects of grass seed.
    Turtle II
    eastern NC
  4. bill--bls

    bill--bls LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34


    try burmuda, here in my part of calif. it is very common grows good in our dry land.

  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Never seen any problems with Bermuda here in Kansas.

  6. lohr

    lohr LawnSite Member
    from 18411
    Messages: 6

    Try a good mix of the newest varieties of tall fescues.
  7. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Would help if we had your definition of drought tolerance.

    Do you want a warm season turf that will be green in the summer with no irrigation, but brown in the winter?

    Or do you want a cool season turf that will not die from lack of watering during the summer, but will brown out during the summer?
  8. David Shaw

    David Shaw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Fescues are defintily good. I'm trying "Bowie" Buffalo grass at my place in part of my back yard this year. It's expensive stuff, but it cme up good in the hot of the summer and is looking good.

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