Environment Sod offers buffalograss as netted slab and big roll sod. Buffalograss is a warm season, native prairie grass. Many turf-like varieties have been recently developed and are now available. It is a warm season growing turfgrass with multiple use applications. It has a medium leaf texture that maintains a grayish-green color. It is recommended for low maintenance lawns, commercial sites, roadsides, athletic fields and golf courses.
Requires full sunlight. Should not be used in shaded areas.
Has excellent heat and cold tolerance – easily tolerates conditions in all the growing zones serviced by Easton Sod Farms
Enters dormant stage in winter months.
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established.
It has good wear tolerance. It has a fairly shallow root system and should be limited to areas receiving moderate traffic. It spreads by rhizomes in warm season and has good recovery to injury.
RULES OF THUMB MAINTENANCE:
The amount and frequency of watering, mowing and fertilizing depends upon the desired appearance of your turfgrass. Guidelines for maintenance procedures are offered below as good rules of thumb to follow on an as needed basis in maintaining healthy turfgrass with an attractive appearance.
One of the most drought tolerant grasses available. After initial establishment, very little watering is required.
Will tolerate frequent and close mowings or left unmaintained will grow to height of 5-6 inches. Recommended mowing height is 2 to 3 inches. Suggested not removing more than 1/3 of the leaf growth during a single mowing.
Apply 1 to 2 lbs per SF of a full analysis fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium; such as 19-19-19 twice per year. Suggest obtaining a soil test for specific fertilizer requirements.
Weed growth competes with turfgrass growth. Good maintenance practices of your turfgrass helps eliminate weed problems. However, it may be necessary even under the best of turfgrass care, to apply herbicides to maintain weed free turfgrass. Contact your local County Extension agent or herbicide dealer for recommendations for your type turfgrass. Herbicides containing 2-4D may not be utilized for weed control on Buffalograss.