Hmm, maybe we can add a patch of this UC Verde Buffalo Grass to our side yard. I also like that my alma mater, UC Davis, had a hand in developing this water-sipping variety of grass (in partnership with UC Riverside). #droughttolerant
Originally posted on AHBE LAB:
People often ask whether there is a grass that can replace their traditional water-loving lawns. The challenge is most residents want to continue to see the color green. However, one should keep in mind there isn’t a magic plant that will duplicate the rich green, all-American fescue lawn that many of us have grown accustomed to in front yards and reduce water use significantly. In order to get a low water grass we must begin to rethink the garden and imagine our home’s landscape with a more naturalistic meadow appearance. Here is a trio of California Native grass options that require less water:
The Buffalo Grass Blog documented 8 weeks of growing UC Verde Buffalo Grass in their yard.
UC Verde Buffalo Grass (Buffalo Grass)
I recently used this grass at the Hyundai Headquarters in Fountain Valley, California as a lawn substitute. I think it’s a great options for the…
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