Drought tolerant grass may sound like a low-maintenance option, but neglecting its care can have consequences. As a result, there are a few very good reasons why you should show extra care when dealing with this type of grass.
While drought tolerant grasses can withstand dry conditions better than most, they still need proper care to thrive. Regular watering and maintenance ensure they remain healthy and resilient even during periods of drought. Additionally, well-cared-for grass tends to be stronger and have a longer lifespan. Drought tolerant varieties can last even longer when given the right attention, saving you money on replanting.
Weeds and pests can take advantage of stressed grass. Proper care helps prevent weed growth and discourages pests, reducing the need for chemical interventions. Regular maintenance, like aeration and using a beneficial organic liquid fertilizer, can not only prevent weeds and pests from showing up, but also improve soil health, benefiting not only your grass but also the overall ecosystem in your lawn.
Neglected drought tolerant grass might become brown and patchy, diminishing the visual appeal of your lawn. Regular care keeps it green and attractive year-round, enhancing your outdoor space.
It can also happen that grasses chosen specifically to fend off droughts would need proper care to bounce back when conditions improve. Neglect can weaken them, making recovery slower, and sometimes even leading to the need to replace your grass.