Towards the south of New Mexico where elevations are lower and the climate is warmer and dryer, conditions are suited better for a warm-season grass like bermudagrass. Bermudagrass has fairly drought and really good heat tolerant properties and can always be over-seeding with perennial ryegrass in the fall to maintain a lush green lawn for the entire year.
As for the cooler climates of New Mexico toward the north, over varieties may be more suitable.
- Kentucky Bluegrass
- Tall Fescue
- Buffalograss – actually is a warm-season grass but grows well in high elevations during the summer.
- Perennial Ryegrass – good grass for over-seeding bermudagrass in the fall.
Click on one of the grasses for planting details and then visit the Planting Grass Seed page for detailed instructions on how to correctly prepare your soil and plant your grass seed for your lawn.