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Buffalo Seed Heads
Buffalo Seed Heads

The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed

One of the greatest concerns for Buffalo lawn owners is when the time comes around each year when their Soft Buffalo lawn begins going to seed. While seeding is a normal process for all lawns, Buffalo grasses do have quite a peculiar seed head and stem which many people don't like.

These seed heads look like thick green stalks sticking up out of the turf, which are topped off with a pointy tip. Many people who have a Buffalo lawn for the first time are often confused as to what these stalks are, with the most common misconception being that they are some kind of weed that the owner has never seen before. It is only on close inspection of these soft "spikes" that the owner can actually see the tiny seeds at the tips of each stem.

While undergoing the seeding process, these seed heads make walking barefoot over the grass more uncomfortable, makes the lawn less comfortable for pets, and adds significant weight to the lawn mowing catcher.

Despite this small setback with Buffalo, we urge people not to ever allow this small problem to alter any decision when it comes to choosing a new Buffalo lawn over any other grass variety. The inconvenience is only minor, and only lasts for a few weeks of the year, and if Buffalo is best for your environment and best for your tastes, then we urge people to go forward and choose a new Buffalo lawn with confidence.

Buffalo Seed Heads

Which Buffalo Grass Has Less Seed Heads

The following research only takes into account one single aspect of Buffalo grass varieties, which is seeding. Do not use this test to determine which Buffalo grass variety to purchase, as a couple of the lowest seeding Buffaloes are actually not good grasses at all, and fall flat in most other aspects of consideration.


Inflorescence (seeding) ratings for Buffalo grass types:
Lower numbers equates to less seed heads


ST-135
Velvet
ST-85
Palmetto
ST-91
Sapphire
TF01
ST-26
Sir Walter
Shademaster
Matilda
1.52
2.14
2.22
2.78
2.76
2.86
3.66
3.70
4.80
5.26
6.26
least seeding

Research Source:
Queensland Primary industries and Fisheries
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
1 year trial - concluded November 2009

- Read the media summary here on The Lawn Guide





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