Buffalo grass is low growing and soft blue-green in color.
It’s commonly only 8 to 10 inches high, warm season perennial
grass. Buffalo grass is on recommended for low use turf grass
areas, and is not recommended for shaded areas. It does not
persist where use is intensive.
Buffalo grass will remain green throughout the spring and
summer with irrigation. Buffalo grass does not need fertilization,
but it will respond to light applications of nitrogen. Without
proper moisture, Buffalo grass will turn brown and dormant
during the dry summer months.
roadsides, open lawn areas are good sites for Buffalo grass
in north Texas.
Buffalo grass is well suited for sites to be planted
to Texas wildflowers since it requires little mowing,
and produces a relatively open thin turf.
Spring is the best times to plant Buffalo grass as
temperatures are favorable and moisture is generally
adequate. With irrigation the planting date can be
extended into August.