Our Collection Of Buffalo Grass Seeds
Buffalo Grass, scientific name, Buchloe Dactyloides is a fine-textured grass forming a dense light green turf that will last from spring all the way into fall without watering. It doesn’t need to be mowed and will form a thick sod that keeps weeds out after the first year, ensuring your lawn maintains its hardy, colorful look. It is a fine-leaved, native, warm-season, perennial grass.
It is the dominant species on the short-grass region of the central Great Plains. Generally, it grows 4 to 8 inches high and produces leaves less than 1/8 inch wide and 3 - 6 inches long.Growth begins in mid-spring and continues through the summer.
Buffalo Grass provides good grazing for livestock. Its palatability, prevalence, and adaptation to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions make it an important forage species of the Great Plains. Buffalograss is ideally suited for erosion control on range and pasture lands.
- Planting Date: April - May
- Planting Rate: 3 lbs/ 1,000 sq ft
- Depth: 1/4" to 1/2"
Buffalograss is excellent for grazing cattle and sheep and fair for goats. Cattle will preferentially graze the grass to the point of causing bare areas. That said, it is difficult for cattle to overgraze the short leaves and stems. Buffalograss cures well for winter grazing.