Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides var. texoka) is native warm-season, sod-forming, short grass of the Great Plains. It spreads by surface runners or stolons. It is commonly found on medium to fine textured soils. It should be planted when soil temperatures are high enough to insure germination and establishment. Buffalograss has been used for years as a lawn grass around many ranch houses and homestead where it was part of the native vegetation. However, it is only in recent years that Buffalograss has gotten the attention it deserves as a lawn grass for use in the cities and urban areas (as maintenance and water have increased, especially in New Mexico and West Texas). The main advantages for lawn and certain recreational area usage are: it has low maintenance requirements, needs little or no fertilizer, requires infrequent mowing, has low water requirements, and is relatively free of diseases and insect damage. Buffalograss goes dormant after the first few frosts in the fall, but still presents a pleasing aspect with its tan to reddish-tan fall and winter color.
PASTURE : 8 to 10 lbs. per acre LAWN: 2 to 4 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.