'Legacy®' (Buffalo Grass) is a premium-quality turf variety of Buffalo grass that represents a significant improvement over traditional seed-grown strains. Developed by University of Nebraska agronomists, 'Legacy®' was selected to duplicate the lush green look of traditional bluegrass turf while retaining the outstanding hardiness and drought-resistant (xeric) character that is expected from buffalo grass. Green Thumb Award Winner 2001
Propagated from cuttings, this essentially pollen-free buffalo grass is exceptionally robust, spreading quickly with vigorous runners to form a dense, inviting, deep green lawn that withstands heavy foot traffic, pests and diseases.
Buffalo grass grows easily in a wide range of soil types and actually prefers heavy clay. It requires minimal mowing, little or no fertilization (depending on soil type) and forms a tight, highly weed-resistant ground cover. This is a warm season grower best adapted to low rainfall regions that receive 10" to 30" of annual precipitation at elevations below 6,500 to 7000 ft.
This grass typically uses 45-75% less water than Kentucky bluegrass, needing only 2" of water per month to stay during the heat of summer! While all buffalo grass turns a soft beige color when dormant in late fall through mid-spring, 'Legacy®' was developed to up earlier in the spring and hold its color longer into the fall than any other variety. 'Legacy®' is a very quick grower. Using our jumbo plugs you can expect to cover an area planted on 12" x 12" centers in about 3 months, or in only 2 months when planted on 6" x 6" centers (depending on your growing conditions). You can plant our plugs beginning in late spring right through the summer and into the early fall. Plugging a buffalo grass lawn will save up to two-thirds of the cost of buffalo grass sod.
Remember that buffalo grass is not suited to the following conditions:
- More than a half day of shade
- Very sandy soils (Grama Grass is better)
- Elevations greater than 6,500 to 7,000 ft. with short, cool summers. (In these areas, cool season grasses are the best.
One flat of 70 plugs spaced 12" x 12" apart covers 70 sq. ft. Spaced 6" x 6" one flat covers 17.5 sq. ft. (Cutting propagated.) Learn how to plant and maintain Buffalo Grass. or see Lawn Replacement Instructions for more information. A detailed planting and maintenance instruction sheet is provided with each order.
Please note: Our grass plugs ship separately from perennials and seed products. Orders for grass plugs get processed on Thursdays and shipped out the following Monday.
Buchloe dactyloides Legacy
'Legacy®' Buffalo Grass Plugs
|Item Package Size|
Tray of 70
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Average Soil, Clay Soil
Anywhere In The US, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Ships To Canada|