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75% Less Watering UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs

  • Most Drought Tolerant Lawn Substitute for California and all Low Desert Climates
  • Thick, Soft Lawn That Tolerates Intense Heat
  • An Established Lawn in as Little as 90 Days
  • Warm Season Grass Only Requires 12 inches of Water a Year
  • Widely Adapted to Soil Type
  • Tolerates Alkaline or Acidic Soil pH
  • Controls Soil Erosion on Slopes
  • Very Low Pollen Production
  • Suppresses Weeds

Love the look of a beautiful lawn? If you live in the West or Southwest, you've had to carefully weigh your options for a great performing grass that abides by water conservation efforts. Well, this option is one of the best of the very best.

After years of research, University of California released the UC Verde' Buffalo Grass (Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde'). Nature Hills is offering expertly grown 72-plug trays that establish in as little as 90 days.

Buffalo Grass varieties give up to a 75% reduction in water consumption. They survive on as little as 12 inches of water a year and save you money. This improved variety requires a fraction of the amount of water needed for most turf grasses.

This remarkable grass produces a dense turf of soft, bright green, very fine leaf blades and is adapted to high heat and low water when planted as a lawn substitute. You'll love the look and soft feel. You'll definitely appreciate its performance and your low water bills. Go ahead, make your neighbors jealous.

Buffalo Grass is a native grass found across most of the Great Plains from Canada to Mexico. UC Verde Buffalo Grass is a modern cultivar of this special grass.

UC Verde is the most heat tolerant of all the Buffalo Grasses. It is now used extensively in areas of dry, intense heat. It grows to a maximum height of 4 to 8 inches in most locations and can be mowed as low as 1 inch.

For people who have grass allergies, the UC Verde is a very low—almost sterile—pollen producer. It also shows allelopathic tendencies, which means it suppresses weeds naturally.

Along with disease and pest resistance, UC Verde is a perfect choice for Western and Southwestern landscapes. Order yours today!

Planting UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs from Nature Hills

You will receive Accelerated Growth Plugs, the economical way to a Buffalo Grass lawn. Planting is quick and easy. With proper care, you can have an established lawn in as little as 90 days.

UC Verde Buffalo grass Plugs are all sold by the tray. There are 72 plugs in each tray.

Plant plugs 12 to 18 inches apart to get the quickest fill.

Its active season starts in the late spring and summer, so plant your plugs as soon as warm weather begins in your area. This allows the full summer season to grow and fill in.

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#ProPlantTips for Care

UC Verde grass can also be mowed aggressively to as low as 1 inch tall. Or, keep it 2 to 3 inches tall as recommended for best drought tolerance.

Planting UC Verde should be done in well-drained soil. Once established, this lawn substitute is great at competing and suppressing weed growth. Mow this perennial grass in the fall to maintain a neat, tidy look during its winter dormancy.

Here's how to control erosion on slopes with very little maintenance. Simply allow it to grow out as a short meadow grass, reaching 6 to 8 inches tall. Mow once in fall.

Why not create an easy landscape bed with longer UC Verde Grass as bedding plant? You'll love the soft look and watching the way the breeze moves through it. Order your trays today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Botanical Name Buchloe dactyloides 'UC Verde'
Mature Height 5 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes