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Learn more about buffalograss

Why do does Squeaky Green Organics recommend a buffalograss lawn?

After right-sizing your lawn, we encourage customers to replace their current grass, likely bluegrass native to Europe, with a species that thrives here in Nebraska--buffalograss. Developed by the University of Nebraska, buffalograss has a beautiful rich blue-green color and forms a dense, soft carpet of fine leaf blades.

Compared with bluegrass, buffalograss requires 1/3 the water, 1/3 the fertilizer, and no pesticides since it is virtually resistant to pests and disease. It grows slowly to a maximum height of 3-5 inches, so you can skip mowing. Or decide to mow just 3-4 times a year. And if you don't want to irrigate during extended dry periods, buffalograss stays green and simply goes dormant until moisture is available to wake up and grow again. Buffalograss is the perfect grass for an organic lawn!

What's the downside to buffalograss? It requires a higher upfront cost and more maintenance during the first year to establish. Buffalograss goes dormant sooner in late fall and greens up later in the spring.

Besides buffalograss, does Squeaky Green Organics offer other lawn grass alternatives?

Yes. Consider a lawn of chamomile. Roman Chamomile is a creeping perennial evergreen. At 3 inches tall, this herb spreads by runners to form soft, ferny mats that release aromatic oils when mowed. A lawn of thyme is perfect for small, intimate areas like courtyards. Blue Grama grass is well suited for covering large expanses in your yard. For difficult, poor-soil areas, vigorous and aggressive ground covers like Vinca are ideal.

Mow less, water less

What do you think makes a better Nebraska lawn, grass native to Europe or Nebraska? We encourage customers to replace their current grass, likely bluegrass native to Europe, to a species that thrives here in Nebraska - buffalograss. Developed by the University of Nebraska, buffalograss has a beautiful rich blue-green color and forms a dense, soft carpet of fine leaf blades.

Compared with bluegrass, buffalograss requires 1/3 the water, 1/3 the fertilizer, and no pesticides since it is virtually resistant to pests and disease. It grows slowly to a maximum height of 3-5 inches, so you can skip mowing. Or decide to mow just 3-4 times a year. And if you don't want to irrigate during extended dry periods, buffalograss stays green and simply goes dormant until moisture is available to wake up and grow.

Prices to convert an existing bluegrass lawn to a buffalograss lawn start at $1.36 per square foot using sod, or $1.20 using plugs.

Just think of how much free time you'll have to actually enjoy your yard. Call 402-575-7988 or request a quote and get more information about mowing and watering less.