Buffalograss is a permanent, low-growing, warm season grass. It produces vigorous runners and stolons and exhibits excellent drought and wear tolerance. Since it is a warm season grass, it will go dormant and turn brown in the winter months and green up in the spring.
Outstanding heat tolerance
Needs little to no mowing
Poor shade tolerance
Low water needs
Widely adapted to varying soil and climate types
Can be left unmowed for a meadow appearance
Buffalograss is a native american grass that still flourishes on rangelands in the midwestern states. Because of its drought tolerance, low nutritional requirements and short stature, it is drawing increasing attention for its potential use as a low-maintenance turfgrass for California.
New seeding: Sow one pound to 250 square feet.
Germination in 14-21 days.
Best to sow seed in March through September.
Water 1 to 2 times per week during growing season to encourage deep roots.
Mowing height 1 in.or left unmowed.
Minimal fertilizing during growing season.