Thoughts On Using Buffalo Grass In A Front Lawn?

Q: What do you think about using buffalo grass in a front lawn? 

A: You can try buffalo grass in a small area but I think you’ll be disappointed. This native grass doesn’t compete very well with weeds and the seed takes a while to become established. It turns brown whenever the weather is dry and it’s slow to green up in spring. Habiturf(tm) is a commercial buffalo grass seed mixture you can buy online but it costs $25 per pound.