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How Much Sun or Shade Does a Buffalo Grass Seed Lawn Require

Sunny SkyBuffalo grass seed lawn doesn’t have a lot of needs compared to some of the other grass seed varieties: it requires less water, fertilizer, and overall maintenance. But one thing this species requires in order to thrive is sunlight.

Constant direct sunlight is, of course, ideal. But a Buffalo grass lawn that has direct sunlight anywhere from 6 to 8 hours a day can maintain its green and healthy look. Problems start to arise when there are constantly shady areas in the lawn. The lawn located under the shade will begin to go dormant or die, and as a result those areas will look thin and patchy.

If the number of shady areas is minimal, and you are willing to give a little more care to those areas through reseeding, you can maintain the desired consistent appearance for your Buffalograss seed lawn. You could also consider removing the shrubbery or trees that are creating larger shady spots, if necessary. However, if the majority of your lawn does not receive direct sunlight, then Buffalo grass seed would not be a good choice for your needs. For an overview on how to choose the right type of grass seed for your particular lawn environment, we have several helpful guides to choose from. You can find these grass seed guides here (link to main guides page), or simply use the tabs on top of this page for navigation.

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