Native Turf Grass Mix
66% Buffalograss, Improved
34% Blue Grama, Native
Buffalograss and Blue Grama are native, warm-season, short prairie grasses that are low maintenance due to low water requirements, low amounts of supplemental fertilization and require infrequent mowing. This is a grass for full sun areas.
Improved Primed Buffalograss is selected for the variety’s hybrid vigor and its wide geographical adaptation. Blue Grama (Colorado state grass) adds a slightly deeper cast to the very light green color of the Buffalograss. Blue Grama is more adapted to sandy soil than pure Buffalograss.
NATIVE TURF GRASS MIX will turn straw-colored after the first frost in the fall and greens up with warmer weather in the late spring. The summer and early fall is when this grass mix will grow the fastest. Not recommended for elevations over 6000 feet. This mix displays excellent cold, heat and drought tolerance. It is not salt or shade tolerant.
This mix has a multi-year shelf life when stored in a Cool and Dry environment. Additional seed purchased this year can be used for many years when stored properly.
Seed in the Spring when the soil has warmed to 65-70 degrees
General Grass Seeding Tips:
Preparation: Ensure adequate drainage of your site. Cultivate 4-6 inches with topsoil. The incorporation of a starter fertilizer will help provide proper nutrients for early growth. Keep the seedbed firm, not fluffy.
Seeding: Using a drop spreader or a broadcast spreader, spread half the seed lengthwise over your site, then the other half crosswise over your site. A recommended seeding rate is listed on the seed tag.
Moisture: To help promote good seed germination, keep the newly seeded area moist at all times.
Maintenance: Do not mow to less than 6 inches in height. Overseed bare spots to minimize weed growth. Spring or Fall are excellent times for over-seeding.
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