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NATIVE SHORT GRASS TURF

PRAIRIE FORMULATIONS

  • 609 buffalo grass: varietal that’s slightly more durable, slightly more shade tolerant, a sod that’s available seasonally
  • Prairie buffalo grass: classic buffalo grass sod that’s available seasonally
  • Seed patch: thunderturf + habiturf are a combination of buffalo grass (BODA2), blue grama (BOGR2) + curly mesquite (HIBE)

VEGETATED SURFACE DETAILS

DESIGN SUPPORT

The native grasses of the short-grass prairies of western + central Texas can be reimagined as a lawn in full-sun conditions. Taller varieties of prairie grasses, like sideoats grama (BOCU) or a variety of wildflowers, can also be added to add visual variety + biodiversity.

What’s also great is that mowing is mostly optional + necessary only occasionally (like once or twice a year). These tough little grasses can survive on as little as 12-inches per year.

Keep in mind that native short grass turf is more tender than a sports grass, like zoysia, so must be treated as a mostly passive surface (rare to occasional human programmed usage).

 

REGIONAL SOURCE

PORTFOLIO RESULTS

Projects that significantly feature buffalo grass surface(s):