It seems like the most patient of Texas gardeners have all had it with the heat and drought, so I won’t complain. Derek and I have been out of the country for a couple months, so coming back to Austin after the hottest months was coming back to a different garden. We are hitting heat indexes near 110. Yet I am surprised by what actually lived.
When I left, my buffalo grass seed planting were just little teeny one inch grass spikes everywhere. Many of them didn’t flourish and there are whole patches where it just refused to even germinate or grow. However, there are large spots where it not only filled out, but still looks green, which is unusual because buffalograss often goes dormant and brown during the middle of the summer.