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Legacy® Buffalograss Sod

A family on their Legacy® Buffalograss sodded lawn in Aurora, Colorado save water and mowing.

Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) is a warm season grass that is native to Colorado.  Uniquely adapted to our semi-arid climate, buffalograss performs well at elevations up to 6,500 feet. In Colorado, buffalograss begins to green up around May.  The peak growing season is during the heat of the summer, and fall dormancy is initiated with frost typically during the month of September. Buffalograss has a slow, vertical growth that reaches a maximum height of about 6 inches. Because of this, Legacy does not require a set mowing schedule. If you’re looking for a more natural look, Legacy can be left un-mowed without ever looking matted or neglected. However, a more manicured look can be achieved by mowing every 2 weeks at a mowing height of 2 inches. The unique characteristics of Buffalograss led to extensive research at the University of Nebraska to develop varieties for commercial production that contained the same traits that attracted people to buffalograss initially. The Legacy variety of buffalograss originated from Nebraska’s research and won the "Green Thumb" award in 2001 for the top new plant introduction of the year.

Legacy is a second generation turf-type buffalograss that forms a moderately dense stand of turf. The vegetatively propagated all-female Legacy has very few seed and pollen heads and is only available in plugs or sod. Legacy has a soft and narrow blade, making it ideal for lawns. Legacy requires substantially less water than other sod forming grasses, thriving on only ¼ an inch of water per week. Once established, there can be up to an 80% reduction of water requirements compared with traditional cool season lawn grass. Be sure not to over water established buffalograss since it encourages weed invasion and makes the grass less aggressive. Legacy buffalograss spreads through stolons, which are above ground lateral runners that allow the grass to fill in bare areas. There are low fertility requirements, needing only ½ lbs to 2 lbs of nitrogen per year, applied in May and July. Buffalograss needs full sun to really thrive.

Legacy is in a league of its own when it comes to efficient water use and low irrigation requirements. Properly established and maintained Legacy buffalograss will form a beautiful and quality sage-green sod lawn with far less effort than other traditional cool season grasses.


Great information about this beautiful type of grass! The picture really shows how nicely it blends in with the surrounding environment of Colorado.

-Kris C.

  • What a team. I was overwhelmed when the trucks pulled up and the equipment was unloaded. All the men worked so efficiently doing their jobs. I’m so happy to have the sod on my front lawn. I can’t thank you enough.  - Bunny D.

  • The entire crew were friendly, professional, and a first rate job. The staff was extremely helpful in discussing the RTF sod with me. The lawn looks great and I would recommend your company to anyone who has the need of your services  - Roger R.

  • The personnel were excellent. The deliveries were in the set time limits. The sod seemed to be in very good shape. It was laid the same day as delivery.  - Marvin S.

  • Great customer service. Friendly. Refreshing for a change.  - A Beautiful Home—Jason H.

  • Great customer service! Very pleasant and great to work with.  - Alexis P.

  • They were here when they said they would. Easy to work with & I like their work.  - Thomas B.

  • I am happy with the sod. The workers did a great job installing the sod – they were courteous and were expedient.    - Helen K.

  • Customer service is awesome!  - The Greener Side—Dave C.

  • 5 Stars Very friendly. Good customer service.  - Arnold I.

  • 5 Stars Great sod, delivered on time, unbeatable, fair price. Thanks a lot for making a tough job easier.  - Jim K.

  • 5 Stars Thermal Blue sod installed 3-4 years ago in my very sunny backyard. It has done very well and looks great—it loves lots of sun as you advertised.   - Kim T.

  • 5 Stars 2 thumbs up!  - Dennis O.

  • 5 Stars Timely, quick, professional! Great Job  - Kris J.

  • 5 Stars Great crew and job – Thank you  - Jeff D.

  • 5 Stars We really appreciate scheduling flexibility, value, and efficient installation. Your crew was finished laying our sod in record time, and three weeks later the yard is green, lush, and without visible seems already. Thanks.  - William A.

  • 5 Stars "Everyone was great. Thanks."  - Ron P.

  • 5 Stars Love your facility. Product rocks!  - Kevin H.

  • 5 Stars—I would give you a higher rating if you had it available Your staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Clean, organized operation. Love it and my yard too!  - Debra B.

  • I would like to let you know that my husband and I greatly appreciated the quick, professional, and problem–free installation of our grass-sod! Working with your company was a pleasure from the beginning to the end! The ladies at the front desk were very informative and will get whomever you need to speak with. The office staff never got tired of all of my many questions. The crew was fantastic! I give them an A++++. They were very methodical and organized. Much care was given to each individual piece of sod. The sod was cut correctly and enough dirt was placed. The entire crew worked very hard and the end result was gorgeous!!!!" Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  - Susan and Ralph

  • 5 Stars The sod I received was exceptionally healthy, green, and weed free. The service was number one as always.  - Jim N., Integrity Landscape

  • Thank You! So far so good. The underside of the sod is thick with zillions of thin white roots. Love the look of the grass and doing business with you was both a pleasure and professional. (RTF Sod Install)  - Sincerely, Ruth Ann

  • Wonderful Sod Great quality, great people, great experience. Will be using them in the future!  - Anonymous

  • AA+ I'm glad I drove extra 5 miles to buy sod from here!! I drove additional 5 miles to get here from other places that sell sod - it was worth the drive! Everyone was very helpful and the sod quality was MUCH better than the ones I bought elsewhere!  - Anonymous