Buffalo grass is one of the true stalwarts of all turf grasses because it looks luscious, soft and green, tolerates up to 70% shade, is low in maintenance and very water efficient. This warm-season grass is an ideal all-round choice for Australian homes with the new generations of Buffalo been bred with soft leaf blades making them softer underfoot. Due to Buffalo grasses large, deep root system it is an efficient water user and can stay greener for longer during dry conditions. Buffalo is one of the only warm season grasses that does not brown off in drought if not given any ‘top-up’ water. However, if there is a long period of drought, Buffalo will need some watering to survive. Try not to leave your Buffalo lawn brown from drought stress for more than 1 week if possible. Buffalo lawns are also known for having a full and fast recovery rate once drought and water restrictions have ended. Late Spring is usually the best time to plant these seeds.