Buffalo grass is a low growing, commonly only 8 to 10 inches high, warm season perennial grass. Individual leaf blades may reach 10 to 12 inches in length, but they fall over and give the turf a short appearance.
Buffalo grass is a perennial grass native to the Great Plains from Montana to Mexico. In Texas, it is commonly found from South Texas to the Texas Panhandle; but is rarely found on the sandy soils in the eastern part of the state or in the high rainfall areas of southeast Texas. It is one of the grasses that supported the great herds of buffalo that roamed the Great Plains. Buffalograss also provided the sod from which early settlers built their houses.
Buffalo grass is, perhaps, our only truly native turfgrass. Its tolerance to prolonged droughts and to extreme temperatures together with its seed producing characteristics enables buffalo grass to survive extreme environmental conditions. Overgrazing and, in the case of turf, over use or excessive traffic are the pressures that lead to the deterioration of a stand of buffalo grass.
Buffalo grass spreads by surface runners, or stolons, and seed. It forms a fine textured, relatively thin turf with a soft blue-green color. It does not possess underground stems, or rhizomes. Buffalo grass is also destroyed quite readily by cultivation. For these reasons, it can be readily removed from flower beds and gardens.
Supreme Buffalo grass seed is a great choice for creating a natural turf that requires few inputs and is easy-to-maintain. This Buffalo Supreme grass seed blend combines top rated Bowie Buffalo grass seed and Cody Buffalo grass seed. This Buffalo grass seed blend produces a thick turf that is dense enough to reduce weed encroachment.