Frequently Asked Questions
Miscellaneous Nature RelatedCan I use buffalograss in my yard?
Buffalograss is a terrific alternative to non-native turf grasses. It is beautiful, drought tolerant, and does not form thatch as more broad-leafed grasses do. However, buffalograss prefers the clay soil of the prairies, and performs very poorly in sandy soil. Also, buffalograss requires a lot of sunshine, so shady yards are not ideal for buffalograss. Finally, buffalograss does not like soggy soil, so it does rather poorly in undrained areas or areas that receive a lot of rainfall (such as the Gulf Coast region). In general, buffalograss does well in the wide strip of Texas that covers North (including the Panhandle), Central, and South areas.