Why Prestige Buffalograss?
Prestige was developed by the University of Nebraska and released in 2003. Prestige tolerates humid climates and outperforms other buffalograss in the south and southeast regions of the United States. Prestige also shows resistance to chinch bugs. An excellent choice for lawns, street islands, commercial areas and parks. LEED points are available when using Prestige on certified Green Building projects. The low maintenance requirements of this grass make it a great choice for Green Roofs. Buffalograss is the only turfgrass native to the United States.
■ Only uses 1/4 inch of water per week
■ Very low pollen rating
■ Bright green color
■ Soft fine leaf blades form a thick turf
■ Only grows 4 to 6 inches tall
■ Resistant to most turf insects
■ Spreads quickly and repairs itself
■ Very high resistance to disease
■ Very aggressive to prevent weed growth
■ Deep root system extends 6 to 8 feet
The document below verifies that sod and plug grasses from Sunfire Nurseries can enable project teams to earn credits for the LEED® Certification of New Construction, Major Renovations, or Existing Buildings. The products qualify under the Water Efficient Landscaping Credit – WE 1
LEED VERIFICATION DOCUMENT
Use the following chart to identify your estimated planting dates for your zone. If you don't know which zone you are in, you can go to the 2006 arborday.org Hardiness Zone Map.
Zones Estimated Planting Dates
Zone 11 February 15 through November 15
Zone 10 February 15 through November 1
Zone 9 March 10 through October 15
Zone 8 March 15 through October 15
Zone 7 April 1 through October 1
Zone 6 April 20 through September 15
Zone 5 May 1 through September 10
Zone 4 May 1 through September 1
Zone 3 May 10 through August 20
Zone 2 May 20 through August 1
From a Prestige customer in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
June 10, 2006 - Planting of Prestige Buffalograss Plugs at 15 inches apart.
August 10, 2006 - 2 months - Grass plugs are established and producing runners.
September 10, 2006 - 3 months Prestige grass runners are entangled and rooting everywhere! I am impressed :-)
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