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Grass: Who Knew It Was So Easy!!

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 10 February , 2016
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In February, numerous news outlets reported that our drought conditions may be eased thanks to the El Nino weather system. Because many homeowners in our region go to great lengths to decide upon which lawn is right for their yard, how those grasses respond to the elements or lack thereof, is a very important factor to consider.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few types of grass and how well they hold up under the elements.



Will tolerate dry conditions longer than most others. Responding well to irrigation, it is known for being resilient, particularly in arid areas. It’s dense and grows rapidly – especially during summer months – and it handles foot traffic well. Because it absolutely thrives in full sunlight and heat and requires minimal water, it’s almost as if Bermuda’s attitude to drought conditions is “Bring it on!”


St. Augustine

Seems to have no problem with tolerating heat either. Native to Mediterranean regions, St. Augustine is ideal for coastal areas. It’s rather aggressive in growth but can be controlled easily. It can be sensitive to heavy foot traffic, and while it does tolerate the sun very well, it tends to like a bit of shade as well.



Is a highly versatile grass that is popular for use on golf courses and football fields. It prefers warm climates, and once it is established it will be resistant to weeds. While it is drought tolerant, it can turn light brown under severe drought conditions. It is resilient to heavy foot traffic, but its slow growth rate means that it takes a while for Zoysia to recuperate.


No Mow

Is made from a blend of fescue and is popular with homeowners who like its low maintenance. The reason it requires such little attention is because it only grows to only six inches and then bends over, forming a windswept effect.

We’d love to help you find the right grass for your home! Call Juniper Landscape Company today so that we can begin working towards making your lawn a head turner!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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