If you’re looking for a beautiful green lawn that will last year-round, you don’t want to pick just any grass, because not all grasses are suited for the Arizona climate. One benefit of working with a landscaper is they can help you select the best grass for your lawn. Here are just a few of the varieties they may suggest.
Bermuda grass is one of the most common grasses planted in Arizona. It is highly suited for Arizona’s shallow soil, heavy foot-traffic, high temperatures, and constant sun exposure. This grass does require full sunlight all day to thrive, so it does not do well in constant shade or temperatures below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To maintain your lawn, you’ll want to water at least three times a week during the summer.
Midiron is a popular turf grass for Arizona because it is low maintenance and overall considered all-purpose grass. Because it does go dormant in the winter months, seeding with perennial ryegrass in the early fall can help maintain your lawn year-round. Much like Bermuda, it is drought tolerant, does well with heavy foot-traffic, and does not do well with shade.
Palmetto St. Augustine
Palmetto is a variety of St. Augustine grasses and is very heat tolerant; however, if your landscape has an abundance of shade, you may want to consider Palmetto St. Augustine. It requires at least 5 hours of direct sunlight but does well with shade the rest of the day. This variety of grass does require twice as much watering as Bermuda grass during the summer because it is not very drought tolerant.
Complete Landscaping can help you select the best grass for your lawn and with all your lawn maintenance needs. Find out about all our landscaping services in Tucson by calling (520) 323-8918.