Legacy Buffalograss, a turf-type seedless variety developed by the University of Nebraska, has changed the way people look at buffalograss turf. Legacy's soft, narrow blade make the turf an ideal choice for lawn activities. It has a dark blue-green color and the quality of Legacy Buffalograss surpasses all other types of vegetative and seeded buffalograss in performance test trials.
Legacy Buffalograss gives up to a 75% reduction in water use over other turfgrass varieties. It thrives on ¼ inch of water per week once established. LEGACY’S deep root system draws nutrients and moisture from a large area and is adaptable to changes in weather conditions allowing it to survive even long periods without supplemental irrigation.
Legacy, a vegetative variety, generally considered POLLEN FREE creates an improved environment for people and pets with allergies. The American Lung Assoc. recommends using plants which have a pollen rating of 6 or less, Legacy has a rating of 1.
Legacy Buffalograss is resistant to most turf damaging insects so the need for an insecticide is rare. While you may need chemicals to control some weeds in a highly manicured lawn, Legacy is very dense and aggressive, making it more difficult for weeds to infest the turf. The environment is a definite winner with Legacy Buffalograss.
**NOTE** 2,4-D can be lethal to Buffalograss.
Legacy Buffalograss requires mowing only once every 2- 3 weeks and grows to a height of only 3 to 5 inches. Many people choose to leave their lawns un-mowed and Legacy has a beautiful soft canopy that moves with the wind.
Legacy is cold hardy to ZONE 2 and will tolerate most soil conditions. It does prefer a clay-type soil but will grow in all soil types.
Legacy has exhibited shade tolerance not found in other sun-loving warm season varieties. Legacy will grow in shade, but it is not as aggressive and will not spread as well as in full sun.
Buffalograss has survived for millions of years, through droughts, floods and insect invasions, with NO help from man or his chemicals. Buffalograss is the only turfgrass native to the United States.
As a native warm season grass whose adaptability range runs from Mexico to Canada, Prairie Buffalograss, is noted for its naturalizing appearance yet produces a thick turf carpet. Prairie Buffalograss is a female cultivar of the species Buchloe dactyloides, selected for its turf-type characteristics. The light green, dense and fine textured stoloniferous turf is propagated vegetatively by turf or plugs. Prairie Buffalograss spreads faster, is denser, and creates a more uniform quality turf than other commercially available seeded Buffalograss cultivars. Buffalograss has gained popularity because of its low water requirement. Weeds can be an issue for those growing Buffalograss. This problem is caused by improper management and timing as well as limited chemicals labeled for weed control in Buffalograss.
H BAR H TURF FARMS grow the popular cultivar Prairie Buffalograss. As a female selection, Prairie, is low growing producing no pollen or seed heads. Frequent mowings are unnecessary unless a tightly cropped appearance is desired. Prairie Buffalograss is fine bladed, soft and cuts easily without clogging mowers or creating thatch. Prairie Buffalograss should be grown in full sun with little watering and fertilizing. Although, adaptable to a wide geographical region, Prairie Buffalograss performs best in tight or clay type soils.