We have five plots of grass, each 10’x20′. Drip irrigation has been installed under each plot. Walk from east to west to learn about the grasses and their water needs.
Buffalo grass occupies the west end of our demonstration as the grass needing the least amount of water. We have watered our Buffalo grass twice this summer. Too much irrigation risks the invasion of unwanted Bermuda grass. Sodding is recommended rather than seeding.
The HABITURF plot is next to buffalo grass. We started this grass by seed, August 2015.
The prize for the prettiest color goes to the low water St Augustine.
Unfortunately this grass is not available to the public yet; maybe next year.
Jim told me he likes the Zoysia best. Try this grass barefooted. It feels so soft.
He nicknamed the tall fescue as “bad boy” becuase doesn’t look very good at our garden. We should re-evaluate, though, when temps lower because it is a cool season grass. We plan to reseed the fescue this week.
Look to the right under Raincatcher’s Resources on our front page
for more information about our grass plots.
Interested in flowers, not grass ?
Come to our garden today to learn the best bulb choices for Dallas.
Enjoy Certified Master Gardener C.A. Hiscock’s tips for picking bulbs for Dallas’ warm winters and clay soils. The free class will be from 11 am to noon, Tuesday, September 27th at the Midway Hills Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 11001 Midway Road. C.A. will discuss choices from crinums to rain lilies and will have handouts with favorite suppliers and resources.
Support the Master Gardener Raincatcher’s Garden with purchases of bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Delivery for our area will probably be in late November, the perfect time for planting bulbs.
Go to www.bloominbucks.com and from the pull down menu, select Dallas County Master Gardeners. With one click, you’re ready to select the bulbs you want from the Brent and Becky’s website. Smaller jonquilla and tazetta daffodils do particularly well in Dallas and often have four to eight flowers per stalk.
Pictures by Starla