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January 17, 2012
A New Resolution for Lawn Care

Recycle your Christmas Tree When you were making your resolutions for the new year, you probably didn't think of your lawn. But perhaps you should have, especially if cutting expenses and relaxing more made your list.

This year, resolve to go low-maintenance with Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides). This heat-tolerant prairie grass needs very little water, fertilizer, or attention—saving you time and money. Here's how you can add it to your yard:

Common name: Buffalo grass
Botanical name: Buchloe dactyloides
Plant type: Grass
Zones: 3 to 11
Height: 4 to 6 inches
Family: Gramineae

Growing conditions
• Sun: Full sun
• Soil: Average, well-drained. Tolerates clay and alkaline soil.
• Moisture: Dry to medium

• Mulch: None needed.
• Pruning: None needed.
• Fertilizer: Can fertilize with nitrogen when planted.

Save water and time on lawn care this year.
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