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Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for the American bison, hence the name. Buffalograss is well adapted to the drylands of the western prairies and plains, and in recent years new varieties have been developed to extend its natural area of adaptation.

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  • Warm-season grass
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Designed to create great turf density
  • Excellent for natural-looking lawns, turfs, and recreational areas
  • Low-maintenance, easy to maintain


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Buffalograss adapts best to full sun, but acceptable turf can be grown with 6 to 8 hours per day of direct sunlight. It is one of the most heat and drought tolerant of turfgrass species. Buffalograss has better cold tolerance than other warm-season turfgrasses, but the degree of cold tolerance varies among cultivars. Buffalograss does not germinate as a dense stand like tall fescue. One seedling per square foot is adequate because buffalograss becomes progressively thicker each year as the stolons spread.

Buffalograss may be seeded or it may be vegetatively established using either sod or plugs or both, depending on the cultivar. Seeded cultivars will have both male and female flowers, while sodded types are predominantly female.The best time to plant is late spring or early summer, although sod and plugs may be planted as late as August or early September.

Buffalograss is a warm-season grass that spreads by above ground stems called stolons. Reproduction is dioecious -- female and male flowers are located on separate plants. Seed heads on male plants are located high in the turf grass canopy, while female seed heads are found near the base of the plant.

Avoid frequent irrigation, and water only as needed to maintain desired quality. For chemical weed control, use only products labeled for buffalograss. Avoid over-fertilization with nitrogen. Do not use 2,4-D on buffalograss during the first year of establishment or when temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall applications are preferred for control of broadleaf weeds in buffalograss.

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No
Ideal pH
6 - 7
Inoculant Needed
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Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb per 1000 sq ft
Seeding Depth
1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. or 40 - 60 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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Buffalograss seed burs should be planted at a rate of 1 to 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet. Seeding at the higher recommended rate should provide complete lawn coverage in one season. Seed burrs should be planted at a depth of 1/16 inch or less. Grooves can be made in the soil to receive seed using a verticutting machine or with a slicer-seeder machine that opens grooves in the soil and then deposits seed during one operation. It is important to use burrs that have been primed for germination by soaking in potassium nitrate to weaken the coat. Burrs may also be broadcast on the prepared seedbed using a box (drop) fertilizer spreader. Hulled, deburred seed is sometimes available but is much more expensive than burrs. Gently rake broadcasted burrs into the soil surface and then roll to ensure good burr-to-soil contact.

Lightly water the seedbed daily when there is no rain. As seedlings emerge and develop, irrigate less frequently but often enough to prevent drought stress. Mow seedlings at a height of 2 to 3 inches when the new seedlings have reached a height of 3 inches. Try to remove no more than one-third of the vertical growth at each mowing. About six weeks after seeding, apply a slow release nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet.


Buffalograss Seed

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Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for the American bison, hence the name. Buffalograss is well adapted to the drylands of the western prairies and plains, and in recent years new varieties have been developed to extend its natural area of adaptation.
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Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for...
Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for the American bison, hence the name. Buffalograss is well adapted to the drylands of the western prairies and plains, and in recent years new varieties have been developed to extend its natural area of adaptation. Product Details Warm-season grass Heat and drought tolerant Designed to create great turf density Excellent for natural-looking lawns, turfs, and recreational areas Low-maintenance, easy to maintain Product InformationBuffalograss adapts best to full sun, but acceptable turf can be grown with 6 to 8 hours per day of direct sunlight. It is one of the most heat and drought tolerant of turfgrass species. Buffalograss has better cold tolerance than other warm-season turfgrasses, but the degree of cold tolerance varies among cultivars. Buffalograss does not germinate as a dense stand like tall fescue. One seedling per square foot is adequate because buffalograss becomes progressively thicker each year as the stolons spread. Buffalograss may be seeded or it may be vegetatively established using either sod or plugs or both, depending on the cultivar. Seeded cultivars will have both male and female flowers, while sodded types are predominantly female.The best time to plant is late spring or early summer, although sod and plugs may be planted as late as August or early September. Buffalograss is a warm-season grass that spreads by above ground stems called stolons. Reproduction is dioecious -- female and male flowers are located on separate plants. Seed heads on male plants are located high in the turf grass canopy, while female seed heads are found near the base of the plant. Avoid frequent irrigation, and water only as needed to maintain desired quality. For chemical weed control, use only products labeled for buffalograss. Avoid over-fertilization with nitrogen. Do not use 2,4-D on buffalograss during the first year of establishment or when temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall applications are preferred for control of broadleaf weeds in buffalograss.
Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
6 - 7
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb per 1000 sq ft
Seeding Depth
1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. or 40 - 60 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

SeedingBuffalograss seed burs should be planted at a rate of 1 to 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet. Seeding at the higher recommended rate should provide complete lawn coverage in one season. Seed burrs should be planted at a depth of...
SeedingBuffalograss seed burs should be planted at a rate of 1 to 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet. Seeding at the higher recommended rate should provide complete lawn coverage in one season. Seed burrs should be planted at a depth of 1/16 inch or less. Grooves can be made in the soil to receive seed using a verticutting machine or with a slicer-seeder machine that opens grooves in the soil and then deposits seed during one operation. It is important to use burrs that have been primed for germination by soaking in potassium nitrate to weaken the coat. Burrs may also be broadcast on the prepared seedbed using a box (drop) fertilizer spreader. Hulled, deburred seed is sometimes available but is much more expensive than burrs. Gently rake broadcasted burrs into the soil surface and then roll to ensure good burr-to-soil contact.Lightly water the seedbed daily when there is no rain. As seedlings emerge and develop, irrigate less frequently but often enough to prevent drought stress. Mow seedlings at a height of 2 to 3 inches when the new seedlings have reached a height of 3 inches. Try to remove no more than one-third of the vertical growth at each mowing. About six weeks after seeding, apply a slow release nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet.
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Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for the American bison, hence the name. Buffalograss is well adapted to the drylands of the western prairies and plains, and in recent years new varieties have been developed to extend its natural area of adaptation.

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Buffalograss is the only native grass seed species that is used widely for lawn and turf applications. Fossils discovered in Kansas show that buffalograss existed in that region at least 7 million years ago. Buffalo grass was the principal forage grass for the American bison, hence the name. Buffalograss is well adapted to the drylands of the western prairies and plains, and in recent years new varieties have been developed to extend its natural area of adaptation.

Product Details

  • Warm-season grass
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Designed to create great turf density
  • Excellent for natural-looking lawns, turfs, and recreational areas
  • Low-maintenance, easy to maintain


Product Information


Buffalograss adapts best to full sun, but acceptable turf can be grown with 6 to 8 hours per day of direct sunlight. It is one of the most heat and drought tolerant of turfgrass species. Buffalograss has better cold tolerance than other warm-season turfgrasses, but the degree of cold tolerance varies among cultivars. Buffalograss does not germinate as a dense stand like tall fescue. One seedling per square foot is adequate because buffalograss becomes progressively thicker each year as the stolons spread.

Buffalograss may be seeded or it may be vegetatively established using either sod or plugs or both, depending on the cultivar. Seeded cultivars will have both male and female flowers, while sodded types are predominantly female.The best time to plant is late spring or early summer, although sod and plugs may be planted as late as August or early September.

Buffalograss is a warm-season grass that spreads by above ground stems called stolons. Reproduction is dioecious -- female and male flowers are located on separate plants. Seed heads on male plants are located high in the turf grass canopy, while female seed heads are found near the base of the plant.

Avoid frequent irrigation, and water only as needed to maintain desired quality. For chemical weed control, use only products labeled for buffalograss. Avoid over-fertilization with nitrogen. Do not use 2,4-D on buffalograss during the first year of establishment or when temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall applications are preferred for control of broadleaf weeds in buffalograss.

Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
6 - 7
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb per 1000 sq ft
Seeding Depth
1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. or 40 - 60 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Seeding
Buffalograss seed burs should be planted at a rate of 1 to 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet. Seeding at the higher recommended rate should provide complete lawn coverage in one season. Seed burrs should be planted at a depth of 1/16 inch or less. Grooves can be made in the soil to receive seed using a verticutting machine or with a slicer-seeder machine that opens grooves in the soil and then deposits seed during one operation. It is important to use burrs that have been primed for germination by soaking in potassium nitrate to weaken the coat. Burrs may also be broadcast on the prepared seedbed using a box (drop) fertilizer spreader. Hulled, deburred seed is sometimes available but is much more expensive than burrs. Gently rake broadcasted burrs into the soil surface and then roll to ensure good burr-to-soil contact.

Lightly water the seedbed daily when there is no rain. As seedlings emerge and develop, irrigate less frequently but often enough to prevent drought stress. Mow seedlings at a height of 2 to 3 inches when the new seedlings have reached a height of 3 inches. Try to remove no more than one-third of the vertical growth at each mowing. About six weeks after seeding, apply a slow release nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet.


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07/30/2020
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Excellent seed and service. Hard to grow in Zone 7a.

Hancock is great. I'm a repeat customer for several years running. I've never been disappointed. As for the buffalo seed, I got high quality seed that was fresh and well packaged. I got excellent and rapid germination. I'm doing a test plot to see if it will work out in Zone 7a (East Tennessee). I tried last year, but I think I sowed it too late. It didn't survive the winter.

07/30/2020
Hancock Seed

Thank you for your review! Glad you are having great success with the Buffalograss Seed. Thank you for choosing Hancock Seed!

DJ
06/24/2020
Doug J.
United States United States
Buffalo Grass Coming Up!

I really love it so much I regret not buying **a lot** more!

08/01/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome, great to hear that the Buffalograss seed is doing so well and that you love it! Thank you so much for your review!

DJ
06/04/2020
Doug J.
United States United States
Buffalo Grass Coming Up!

Its all coming up with very limited work. I just sowed the seeds on the top of the bare dirt places where my winter rye was dying back and waited for a heavy rain. Nature supplied the rain and Hancockseed provided the seeds --- Buffalo grass coming up nicely now. Next year will make large purchase from Hancockseed to scale it up at my place now that I know it comes up.

06/05/2020
Hancock Seed

Great! Thank you for choosing Hancock Seed Company!

MB
08/26/2019
Mike B.
United States United States
Cody Buffalo Seed

Ordered 5 lbs of Cody seed. Sowed it in Knoxville (East TN). Germination has been very good so far. Probably sowed it late in the year (early to mid August) so we'll see how it does over the winter. Using for a large area with no irrigation. Hoping it will choke out the sedges and weeds. As always, Hancock delivered fresh seed, on time, at a competitive price. I'm a multiple times repeat customer of Hancock. Thanks.

11/14/2019
Hancock Seed

Great! We hope the Buffalograss will be beautiful and dense which will help choke out those weeds in the springtime - Thank you for your review!

JD
07/20/2019
Jennifer D.
United States United States
Great service, Great Product

We received our seed within a couple of days of ordering. It sprouted in some spots within 3-4 days of sowing.

07/20/2019
Hancock Seed

Excellent!

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