Sundancer Buffalo Grass Seed Native Drought Tolerant Grasses For Xeriscape Landscaping

Buffalo Grass - Supreme

Lawn Specifications:

Latin Name: Bouteloua dactyloides

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Environment: Full sun

Height: 4 - 6 inches

Buffalo Supreme grass seed contains Sundancer certified Buffalo grass which is a one of the leaders in the market today and is designed to create a better turf density. Buffalo grass seed can be used for natural looking golf course roughs, roadside plantings, airport landscaping, parkland, and of course home lawns where low maintenance is desired. In fact, Buffalograss turf can be left unmowed and it will only reach a maximum height of approximately 6 inches. Supreme Buffalo grass seed is a great choice for creating a natural, drought tolerant turf that requires few inputs and is easy-to-maintain which is perfect for xeriscaping.

This Buffalo Supreme grass seed is dense enough to reduce weed encroachment, due to its excellent stolon development and some rhizomes which spread across the ground to create new Buffalo grass and keep weeds out. However, if you are looking for a prairie meadow look and want to add wildflowers to your Buffalograss blend, no problem! You do not have to mow Buffalo grass; however, mowing once or twice a year to remove old growth in early spring or late summer, will produce the best results and keep these low maintenance areas looking their best. For greater turf density, mow more frequently. The more you mow, the more dense the turf becomes and will produce a fairly dense sod and a high quality turf that is extremely drought and heat tolerant.

Introducing Sundancer, the most advanced Turf-Type Buffalograss available to the turf industry today! This new variety fills the demand for a warm season turf with accelerated establishment and superior turf quality from seed. Sundancer is widely adapted and has proven itself a premium turf, suited to a variety of diverse environments. Once established, Sundancer outperformed the other entries for turfgrass quality, color, spring green-up and canopy density. Sundancer is a broadly adapted seeded buffalograss and is an example of the advancements made in buffalograss cultivar development through strategic breeding efforts.

In a three year trial at locations in AZ, CO, KS, NE, NM, UT, VA, and WA; Sundancer ranked first in all categories. Side by side comparisons with other commercially available varieties showed Sundancer a step above the rest.

  • Faster Establishment from Seed (Similar to KY Bluegrass)
  • Dark Green Color
  • Disease & Insect Resistance
  • Early Spring Green Up & Fall Color Retention
  • Enhanced Density and Fine Leaf Texture
  • Broad Adaption
  • Lower Plant Height
While Sundancer is improved in these areas, it retains the core low maintenance characteristics that make Buffalograss desirable.
  • Extreme Drought Tolerance
  • Low Water & Nitrogen Usage
  • Winter Hardiness
  • Lateral Spread by Stolons
  • Low Growth Habit

Sundancer should be planted in locations receiving at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Clay based or heavy soils are preferred. Sandy soils may require amendments to aid establishment. Results may vary over 5,000 ft. elevations. Use Sundancer for residential lawns, commercial sites, parks and rec areas, golf courses, medians, or anywhere an attractive low maintenance turf is required!

  • Grows best in areas receiving at least 6 to 8 hours direct sunlight per day
  • Good soil drainage is essential
  • Not suited to sandy soils
  • Seeding date: Plant the Buffalo grass seed blend when sustained soil temperature reaches 60 degrees and minimum of 8 - 12 weeks before frost
  • Seeding rate: Sow 2 - 3 lbs Supreme Buffalo grass seed per 1,000 sq. ft. into a firm seed bed
  • Seeding depth: 0.25 to 0.5 inches deep
  • Keep soil moist through emergence
  • Apply 0.75 lb N/1,000 sq. ft. with starter fertilizer
  • Weed control: Plant native Buffalo grass seed into weed free seed bed. Keep turf mowed frequently to reduce competition from weeds and encourage the tiller growth and spreading of Buffalo grass. Apply Drive 75 DF Herbicide.
  • 2 to 4 inches for home lawns
  • Low maintenance areas may be mowed taller or not at all
  • Frequency is affected by amount of watering and fertilizer
  • Avoid removing more than one-third the turf height at any one mowing
  • Deep soak with no less than 1 inch once a month from July to September for higher maintenance areas, depending on natural precipitation.
  • Soak soil before winter if soil is dry
  • Occasional or no watering for low maintenance areas due to its superio drought tolerance
  • Keep Supreme Buffalo grass seed moist until it germinates
  • First application - 3 weeks after green up
  • Second application - 8 weeks later
  • 1 to 3 lbs actual nitrogen/1,000 sq. ft/season
  • Less on low maintenance and natural areas
  • Use higher rates for best quality
  • Avoid frequent watering, short mowing and over fertilization
  • Minimize early season watering
  • Control broadleaf weeds in the fall and/or spring
  • Apply pre-emergent in the spring for grassy weeds
  • Don't use a pre-emergent if planting Buffalo grass seed
  • Many cool season weeds can be controlled with Round-up when Buffalo grass is dormant. Round-up must be applied prior to Buffalo grass breaking dormancy in spring.

The Grass Seed Certification program establishes the genetic purity and germination of varieties, blends, and mixtures. The certification process begins with the proper field history before production and continues through the bagging of a grass seed lot with every step independently verified by Seed Certification personnel. Each buffalo grass seed lot to be certified is sampled by Certification personnel and tested in the state seed laboratory, so the grass seed you buy is the seed that was tested If even one standard in this process failed, the lot is uncertified. You can rest assured that your buffalo grass seed is certified!