I am in central Idaho, south of the Snake River. About 8 inches ppt per year. Soil tending to alkaline, with hardpan layer down about a foot. Some salinity.
Have been contemplating yard area.
I am wondering about Sandberg bluegrass for yard area ( a few clumps of it doing well in my outback). Height obviously would not be a problem (I would be surprised to learn that there is a shorter western native grass) Sure, it looks like it wouldn't survive much traffic, but there won't be much traffic. I visualize it mixed with some other grass-- would it hold its own against sheep fescue under minimal irrigation ??
Q.: Is anyone growing Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda/ Poa sandbergii) as a lawn/yard grass ??...... Your thoughts/experience with xeriscape yard in similar conditions are appreciated.