It may seem like having a lawn is a waste of precious water (especially in California), and sometimes it is … UNLESS you’ve planted drought-tolerant grass.


Drought-tolerant grasses require less water than most grasses. Types of drought-tolerant grasses include fescues, bluegrass, hybrid bermuda grass, zoysia grass, and more. Drought-tolerant grasses require anywhere from 3/4 inch to 1/4 inch of water twice a week.

With the right type of grass and proper management, your lawn can look amazing with minimal water. Besides picking a drought-tolerant grass, here are some other things you can do to make sure your lawn is at its healthiest while conserving water.


Healthy soil is the key to keeping your lawn alive. Your lawn’s roots should be deep in order to stay green during a drought. If your lawn has thatch, is too compact, or if the soil has poor pH it can have a negative impact on your lawn. It’s also important to aerate your lawn as well as fertilize it. When your lawn has a healthy root system, it can survive easily on little water.


Living in Fresno and Clovis, you know that there are water restrictions on when you can water your lawn. But this probably isn’t the reason why your lawn is dying. It could be your irrigation system. If you have an old irrigation system, it probably waters the sidewalk more than it waters your lawn. New irrigation systems can maximize the efficiency of watering your lawn under restrictions. Smart dials can address what your grass needs in your climate, your grass type, and soil type to give your grass the amount of water it needs down to the minute.

Mike’s Evergreen is the right choice for help with drought tolerant landscaping ideas because we are the Valley’s premier outdoor living experts. We work hard to understand your goals and provide quality results that will exceed your expectations. We understand that one of your biggest and most important investments is your home or business. Your objectives, lifestyle, personality, as well as the specific needs of your property are carefully considered to reflect a landscape that will provide beauty, function, and value to your home or property. Mike’s Evergreen offers a complete range of landscape services so we can make your custom drought tolerant landscaping work well with the rest of your yard.

Choose Mike’s Evergreen to bring your drought tolerant landscaping ideas to life!

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