Best Type of Lawn for High Desert, CA
I need some advice on what type of lawn seed to plant in our back yard. We live in the high desert area of Southern California (zone 8). The average summer temperature is 99 degrees. Our soil is sandy. I would like to plant KBG because I prefer a thin-bladed attractive lawn. We have children so the lawn needs to be somewhat hardy. I understand that KGB needs a lot of water. Is there another type or mix that would be better for this climate? Where is the best place to purchase seed?
I had hoped to plant by the end of April so we can enjoy a green lawn this summer but from what I have read on this forum, it sounds like it would be better to wait until the fall. If I plant it now and some of the grass is lost this summer, will this affect the quality of my lawn forever? Can't I just re-seed in the fall?
I have tried to search the forum for the best type of lawn seed and how to plant it but most posts seem to apply to other parts of the country. Can anyone advise on how to find relevant information for my area? Thanks so much!