Planting Buffalograss Seed

Once you have determined your seeding rate and prepared the seedbed correctly you are ready to begin planting the seed. The size of your installation will determine what equipment you will need to carefully place the seed at the optimum depth. Small lawns are best planted by broadcasting the seed across the surface, followed by rake to incorporate the seed into the soil, and finally rolling the surface to get good seed-to-soil contact.

On larger installations, various type of seeders and drills are available. Seeders that limit the depth of seed placement are best. The most critical factor to remember in any buffalograss seeding is not to place the seed deeper than 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) from the soil surface. Best placement is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch (0.6 to 1.2 cm) below the soil surface.

Use the deeper planting depth when irrigation is not available. It is not unusual for a small number of seeds to remain on the soil surface after planting, however those seedlings will not establish as rapidly as those at the proper seeding depth.