Buffalograss

Q: Have you ever heard of buffalograss? Can you recommend a source?

A: According to Theresa Schrum of Terra Native Plant Landscapes, there are many grasses native to North America. However, almost all of these are clump-forming grasses similar to the ornamental grasses often seen in landscapes.

Buffalograss is one of the few native turfgrasses commonly available. A native of the prairies, it is a warm season grass (turns brown in the winter) and forms a thick root system, choking out most weeds. It does not tolerate shade or foot traffic. It grows best in climates that receive between 15-30 inches of rain annually, which may make our climate too wet for it to thrive in Georgia.

Stock Seed Farms sells a wide variety of wildflower and prairie grass seed.

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