Buffalograss

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Our Buffalograss Seed reimbursement program provides residential homeowners in the North Platte Natural Resources District reimbursement of costs for converting their existing irrigated lawns to Buffalograss—saving money, lawn maintenance time, and precious water on their yards.

  • Money Savings!  Buffalograss, once established, requires less water, less mowing and less fertilizer than bluegrass lawns.  Buffalograss can be maintained with no mowing if weeds are controlled.
  • Labor and Time Savings! Buffalograss does well on hot, dry sites where bluegrass or ornamental landscaping dies out.  Buffalograss grows slowly to a maximum height of three to six inches, reducing the need for mowing to once every two to three weeks.
  • Water Savings!  Buffalograss is a drought-hearty, native grass species that thrives on only 1/2 inch of water per week.  Most other turf grasses use between 1 to 1 ½ inches per week.

Program Guidelines

Participants can receive reimbursement of up to $15 per pound for Bowie Brand or Cody Brand of Buffalograss seed purchased to convert up to 15,000 square feet of established lawn. Maximum reimbursement is $674 per person per year. Reimbursement will be based on the recommended seeding rate of 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Application DEADLINE is June 15th of each year.

Buffalograss Lawn Care

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) has excellent resources on planting and maintenance of Buffalograss. 

Native Turf Group has full information on establishing and caring for your Bowie or Cody Buffalograss lawn.

See Native Turf website

Weed Control

Got Weeds? You’re not alone. Weeds were the main concern for homeowners establishing a new stand of Buffalograss. Contact the NRD staff at 308-632-2749 for recommendations for weed control.

Want other alternatives for landscape water-savings? The Colorado State University Extension has information on Xeriscaping in the High Plains.

Check Out Xeriscaping: Creative Landscaping