Buffalo Grass East London
Buffalo is a beautiful shade tolerant lawn and is not a very aggressive grower. It is and indigenous species and a good salt tolerant lawn and does well on river estuaries and sea fronts of the coastal areas. Maintenance of this lawn is relatively low and should not be mowed too short.
Buffalo grass (Stenotaphrum secondatum) is a creeping surface runner. It is a much hardier, coarser lawn with a short, broad leaf and is a very slow grower. Buffalo goes into a dormant period during winter, but keeps its colour during the colder period. It is advised to plant this grass during the hotter seasons. Buffalo lawn can be planted by instant lawn as well as runners. Runners must be planted fairly close together, for it takes quite a long period to cover.
It needs less maintenance – one does not have to mow it so often and due to its shallow root system, it can survive with less water. It is a bit more drought resistant, but tends to turn a reddish colour during the dry seasons if not maintained well. It nevertheless revives quite fast with a small quantity of water. It can be planted in full sun as well as semi shade areas. It forms a dense, course mat and must not be mowed too short. It is an indigenous grass that grows well in sandy areas and is less invasive than most other grasses i.e. next to paved areas and flower beds.
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