Bowie Buffalograss

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What is Buffalograss?

Buffalograss is a warm-season, perennial native grass that forms a sod.  Buffalograss is native to the Great Plains from Canada to Mexico.  It is a dioecious species having separate male and female plants.  The male plant when flowering has an erect stem with a flag-like spike.  The female plant forms a burr below the canopy which contains the seed.  Buffalograss has fine textured leaves and spreads by runners or stolons.  Buffalograss prefers well drained clay loam and clay soils.  Buffalograss is thought of as a “dual-purpose” grass since it has long been used for both range as well as turf applications.  The low-maintenance aspect of buffalograss has created great interest in developing new turfgrass cultivars with increased leaf density, faster establishment, and improved color.

Bowie Buffalograss

Bowie Buffalograss released in 2001, is today's standard for low-maintenance turfgrass. However low-maintenance doesn't mean low performance. Bowie provides the benefits of drought tolerance, cold tolerance, heat tolerance, and disease resistance in a high quality turf.  Developed by the Native Turf Group in cooperation with the University of Nebraska, Bowie was selected on the basis of improvements in color, texture, density, and growth habit.  Bowie is also adapted to wide range of geographical regions.  From the northern Great Plains to the plains of Texas, it is always a top performer for the turf professional.  Why should you use Bowie for your lawn? Budget savings and time savings. Bowie requires substantially less water, mowing, and fertility than the cool-season grasses like bluegrass and ryegrass. Most of us have crowded busy schedules, and prefer not to spend all our time mowing, trimming, and watering.  In addition, we are constantly reminded by the evening news about how precious water has become and how air pollution is affecting our health in a negative way. We all need to do our part.  With a Bowie buffalograss lawn, you can let everyone know where you stand. 

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Buffalograss Seedling and Growth Guide

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