Buffalo grass is a warm season, native, blue-green spreading turf grass. Being a warm season grass it is not suitable for altitudes above 6500 ft. As a warm season grass it requires much warmer soil temperatures than cool season grasses. On average if cool season grasses are greening up in April, a warm season grass is not greening up until late May – early June. However, the trade off is that Buffalo grass forms a dense turf that stays very low growing naturally and spread by above ground stolens much like Strawberries. It can handle high traffic. It does not need a lot of supplemental moisture after it gets established. The seeding rate for Buffalo Grass is 2-3 lbs/1000 sq ft.
(Technically this is not a mix but it is classified with the other lawn mixes.)
- Purpose: Aesthetics and Erosion
- Latin Name:
- Zone: 5, 6, 7, and 8
- Height: 2-3 lbs/1000 sq ft.
- Flower Seeds:
- Grass Seeds:
- Turf Types: Buffalo Grass
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 1 - Very Sunny
- Cool/Warm: Warm
- Min. Precipitation: 10" Minimum
- Seeds Per Pound:
- Native/Introduced: Native
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Bloom Period:
- Planting Rate: 2-3 lbs/1000 sq ft.
- Cold Hardiness: Not Hardy
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