Last week I was in Phoenix, giving talks," he writes, "and I got my hands on some all-female Buffalo grass
Escaping the past like pioneers crossing the prairie where the relentless wind barely ripples the buffalo grass
, the best of our artists still shoot from the hip.
And converting a traditional lawn to short-growing grasses like buffalo grass
can reduce local air and noise pollution and save time, by reducing lawn-mower use.
Fed up with the hassle, Watts turned to xeriscaping 11 years ago Today he grows wildflowers and buffalo grass
, a native prairie grass that can be left to grow naturally (it reaches a maximum height of 6 to 8 inches) and is drought- and cold-tolerant.
If mowed two or three times in the first few years, buffalo grass
and blue grama will spread more vigorously and then will only need to be mowed once a year, in the Spring.
, cacti, succulents, and hardy indigenous flowers, shrubs, and trees that can survive on rainfall alone put no stress on city water departments or water tables.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supplying And Planting Of Mexican / Buffalo Grass
TIC Verde' buffalo grass
(pictured at left) is another good choice--it's pretty and quite tough, though slow to fill in and turns brown in winter.
Bermuda, buffalo grass
and zoysia are warm-season species.
The purpose of this project is to select for salt tolerance of buffalo grass
, wheat, and blue grama seeds.
In reality, grasses such as bluestem, sideoats grama, or sometimes buffalo grass
are generally planted first to get good vegetative cover on a new site as quickly as possible.
From then on buffalo grass
, sage, the warm chinooks and alkali sloughs mean home, and life is free if not always easy.