Using low water native grasses for your lawn

Using low water native grasses for your lawn

Blue grama and buffalo grass make a nice combo

Blue grama and buffalo grass make a nice combo

With our drought here in Southern California there is more talk of removing lawns and planting drought tolerant alternatives. We’ve done both – we took out most of our lawn and replaced it with mostly California native plants. (I’ve written a lot about our process – here’s one)

But we’ve also replaced a small remaining section of Kentucky blue grass with a lower water alternative – Blue grama and Buffalograss. It goes dormant in the winter but it takes one-half the water, we rarely mow it, and it looks great most of the year. Here are some photos and more info.

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