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Re: OT: Seeking advice for new lawn
Posted by Ben OK on 6/5/2017, 8:37 pm, in reply to "Re: OT: Seeking advice for new lawn"
Thanks for your 2 cents Brad. I have definitely considered buffalo grass as I have known about some of it's advantages for a few years now. From what I have been able to read, I think it would have trouble thriving in my current location. I've read that buffalo grass has a harder time in wetter climates. (More problems with weeds, fungus, etc) if I still lived in the OKC area I wouldn't think twice about buffalo, but for every 15 miles east you travel in Oklahoma, you average another inch of annual rain fall. I'm only about 30 miles from the Arkansas border these days, and we stay pretty wet at least from March through June. Even then, the droughts in this part of the state are shorter and less severe.
Even in the Oklahoma State University horticultural publications they don't recommend buffalo grass this far east.
I really like the idea of a zoysia lawn and I wasn't aware you could get seed until recently. I guess it shouldn't be any surprise though, that it is more expensive and more difficult to establish than bermuda. That's the appeal...that you don't have to mow it constantly and it isn't so aggressive.
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