Buchloe dactyloides Low-growing warm-season prairie native. This sod-forming grass is well-suited for lawns and meadows in arid regions with a minimum rainfall of 12". Provides good erosion control on ranges and pastures which do not contain much sand. Grows to 5" and spreads by seed and surface runners which root as they go, stabilizing the soil. Can be closely grazed (1"-3") and is palatable to all classes of livestock, except when dormant. As a lawn, it is slow-growing but almost indestructible once established. Tolerates drought, cold winter, poor soil, traffic, and remains pest and disease-free if not over-watered or over-fertilized. Turns beige from early fall to late spring. For winter green-up, interplant with Blue Wildrye. For lawns, seed Buffalograss at 3-4 lb/1000 sq ft. For pasture, the rate is 8-10 lb/acre. Seed comes treated with potassium nitrate to help germination. For best results, plant in spring with irrigation until established. Takes 30-60 days to germinate.
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