Reducing The Cost of Buying a New Buffalo Lawn
There are two main methods to reduce the cost of establishing a new Buffalo grass lawn. The first is to use Buffalo Grass Plugs to establish the lawn, and the second option is to use Buffalo Grass Runners.
Both methods involve the individual planting of either the plugs or runners at a far reduced rate of coverage than if using roll-on Buffalo Grass sod, which then results in a far greater cost saving to the lawn owner. But the compromise comes in the form of having to wait longer for a lawn to become fully established.
Most modern soft Buffalo grasses will not reproduce from seed, so therefore seeding a new Buffalo lawn is not an option. See Buffalo grass seed for more information.
The down side of using these methods will be that your new Buffalo lawn will take far longer to establish and cover the entire area to be turfed, often taking many months. But if you're keen to save a lot of money, and time is of no consequence, then Buffalo Grass Plugs and Buffalo Grass Runners are an excellent choice.
The more dense the plantings of either plugs or runners, the more quickly the lawn will cover the desired area, so planting more runners or plugs will speed up establishment times.
Buffalo Grass Plugs
These will be sold in trays of individually separated small Buffalo grass plants. Much like the seedlings for many other small flowering plants or vegetables, the homeowner simply take the plugs of turf from the tray and plants them into prepared soil. Plugs are very easy and quick to plant out.
Specialised growers will grow and sell trays of Buffalo grass plugs, and they may not be easy to find in retail stores, research a little online and you will find what you're looking for. Here's one such grower - click here.
Buffalo Grass Runners
Like the lawn plugs, Buffalo Grass Runners will need to be individually planted into the new lawn area. Runners can be more difficult and time consuming to plant than plugs as individual trenches will need to be dug into the soil to match the length of each lawn runner, and then filled in when the runner has been planted.
Buffalo grass runners will need to be re-planted as fast as possible after they have been removed from their original soil before the roots dry out and die.
Read more about Buffalo grass runners.