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Takao Nursery UC Verde Buffalograss Hyundai Project

Check it out! California Buffalograss installed at Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley, California!

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Here’s a month to month California Buffalograss lawn from Craig in Los Angeles! Thanks for sharing Craig!









Beginning of June


End of June


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It’s California Buffalograss in Orosi!

Thanks to Rudy Taylor with Taylor Made Landscape & Design for sharing these pics! It makes me want to quit work for the day and head up to the cabin now… 🙂

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No Lumps Here!

UC Verde Buffalograss Grown by Takao Nursery - Lump-Free Lawn

We caught wind of a rumor going around that California Buffalograss will leave you with a lumpy looking lawn – and it just ain’t so!

Since California Buffalograss is planted in plugs, at first it will look like your lawn has undergone a hair transplant procedure and yes, it will look a little “lumpy” as the plugs begin to grow and spread. But once your grass has completely filled in your lawn will as normal as can be and lump-free!

Whether mowed or left au naturale, you won’t have to worry about California Buffalograss leaving you looking lumpy!

Visit our website at californiabuffalograss.com or contact us at 559-275-3844 with all of your questions and comments or to place an order!

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UC Verde Buffalograss Grown by Takao Nursery, Home of Chris Wilson, El Cajon, Ca

Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait for the warm weather to get here!!!

To get your California Buffalograss ready for the warm up, mow it back to a height of around one inch. This will remove all the old yellow grass and help the sun to reach the soil and new growth faster. Since you are helping the ground warm earlier than normal, you will need to apply a pre-emergent or a fertilizer with crabgrass and/or annual grassy weed control at this time. Any product available at your garden center should be okay to use. Read and follow the label. Repeat this application at a ½ rate in 6-8 weeks for season long control!

Pictured above is a great California Buffalograss lawn shot from Chris Wilson of El Cajon, California! He says,

“In the lower left you can see where patch of competing bermuda is struggling with the summer heat. Not the buffalo! I’ve found that by mowing higher (2.5″ to 3″) in the summer, allows for much better moisture retention, and it really shows. In the spring I cut it to 3/4″ and it’s so tight and dense, it looks like a golfcourse fairway. Pretty cool grass!”

Pretty cool indeed Chris! And thanks so much for sharing your pic and tips with us! We’d love to hear what you think or see pics of your California Buffalograss in action too! Visit us on our Facebook page to share away 🙂

For more information or if you have any questions, you can also visit our website or contact us!

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Featured property: 2010 Habitat For HumanityGreen Home Tour

Oooo our California Buffalograss makes an appearance in California Landscaping Magazine! A Santa Barbara company, Wilson Environmental Landscape Design, Inc. won an award for the best sustainable landscape installation and part of their install included our California Buffalograss purchased through our socal rep Florasource!

Daniel Wilson, president and founder says, “When we got there, there were about 30,000 square feet of sod.” They replaced about 25,000 square feet with buffalograss and converted about 5,000 square feet into a succulent garden. “I think we’ve cut the water use down on the lawn by 70 percent. It could be more.”

To read the full article click here! And to learn more about how you can save water or purchase California Buffalograss visit our website or contact us at 559-275-3844!

Buffalo grass & flagstone path

buffalo grass drought tolerant plants

Planting & Design

(images from Wilson Environmental Landscape Design, Inc.)

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Jeremy Lew was so kind as so send us another update on his Fullerton, California project 🙂 Here we are at week 10 after the lawn’s first mow and trim!

And here’s what Jeremy had to say:

“Feeding lawn with Scotts+Halts. Remarkably easy install. Soil was rock hard/clay, previously held 50 year old bermuda grass, sod established. Established lawn using only reclaimed water from Water Hogs (see pic). Once established, started the lawn on Hunter MP Rotators 4 days a week for 6 mins, but now weened lawn after week 10 to once a week for 3 mins.”

Thanks for sharing Jeremy!!!


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Week 1: Installation/First week of March 2012

 Week 7: Filling in nicely!

A special thanks to Jerome Lew for sharing these pics from a recent green home project he has been working on! In his experience, he found that the plugs that were heavily doused in the Zeba Root Dip seemed to establish much faster. And he says “the homeowners are very happy”!

It all looks great, we can’t wait to see more! Thanks Jerome!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello love bugs! It’s Valentine’s Day and what Valentine’s Day would be complete without heart shaped pizza for lunch!…sorry I forgot to take a pic of it before we devoured it!

Prime California Buffalograss time is just around the corner in spring and with that being said, I thought I’d do one last status update on our painted test patch out front. What do you think? The colorant has slightly faded, but not bad after full winter exposure for 3 months (left with colorant applied late November, right left in natural dormant state)!

And now that California Buffalograss is coming out of hibernation you’ll be hearing from me more often! Talk to you soon!

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Still Looking Good!

Well, it has been about two and half weeks since I applied the turf colorant to our dormant California Buffalograss lawn and it’s still looking good! As our grass continues to lose its color as the winter weather takes over, the colored portion is looking better and better 😉

I’ll keep taking snapshots of it throughout the winter so you can see how well the colorant holds up until spring when California Buffalograss comes out of dormancy!

Have a great weekend everyone! Get your Christmas shopping done! 🙂

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