The Texas Panhandle region is in a transition zone between cold and warm season grasses, therefore, there is no perfect turf grass. Each has their own set of virtues and disadvantages. Your choice may be a matter of water conservation, maintenance requirements or personal aesthetic preference. Traditional cool season grasses are varieties of Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis, and turf type tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea. Our warm season turf grasses are usually a variety or hybrid of common Bermuda grass, Cynodon dactylon. A very low maintenance, low water use turf grass is our native buffalo grass, Buchloe dactyloides or one of its varieties or hybrids.