This is a total experiment ... I over-seeded the buffalo grass with another low-care native grass from the short-grass prairies, Blue grama grass, (Bouteloua gracilis).
It's supposed to sprout in 5 or 6 days, so for a couple of weeks the lawn is getting a couple of minutes of water 3 times a day to encourage the seeds. Then we'll cut back as the Blue Grama gets established.
|Blue grama. Bouteloua gracilis at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum|
Photo by SEWilco from Wikimedia Commons
If it works, I'll know when we see seed heads pop up in the late summer. The birds will love it, and maybe it will help choke out the Bermuda grass.
|Blue Grama grown as an ornamental accent in Japan.|