Winter watering


During the winter months you can drastically reduce the watering of your UC Verde Buffalograss lawn, and for most people you can cut watering out altogether! But it never hurts to give your lawn a little drink here and there during the winter months. Especially this year when winter seems to have never quite arrived! It’s been unseasonably warm this winter for us here in Fresno which I know isn’t good for our drought situation, but I have to admit that I am totally loving it! It’s almost like I live in southern California!…almost šŸ™‚

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Before you install your new drought tolerant UC Verde Buffalograss lawn, you’ll have to remove your existing lawn first!

We usually suggest a method involving multiple applications of an herbicide, but some people prefer a method that is more Earth/pet/people-friendly and we can certainly understand that!

Native Again Landscape LLC tells you how to remove your lawn without using chemicals by sheet composting your space. “Sheet composting smothers the grass and kills it by depriving it of oxygen and sunlight. The dead grass can then be composted…In as little as 6 months your soil will be nutrient-rich and teaming with earthworms and other healthy organisms.”

Unfortunately, sheet composting isn’t the right option for everyone. If you’re in an area that is too hot and dry or too cold or too wet, or you have Bermuda grass, this might not be the right option for you.

Read more on how to remove your lawn without using chemicals here!

(Read about using Soil Solarization to Remove Your Lawn without Using Chemicals here)


I hate the cold, so I’ve been enjoying the warm sunny days, which are a bit unusual for this time of year here in Fresno. Unfortunately, these 70 degree days are doing nothing to help with California’s drought situation. Governor Brown has even declared the state in a drought emergency asking all its citizens to cut back “at least 20% of their water use…We ought to be ready for a long, continued, persistent effort to restrain our water use”.

Read more from the LA Times here.

Learn more about UC Verde Buffalograss, a drought tolerant lawn alternative.

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UC Verde at Hyundai

Takao Nursery UC Verde Buffalograss Hyundai Project

Check it out! UC Verde Buffalograss installed at Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley, California!


Growing up in LA!

Here’s a month to month UC VerdeĀ lawnĀ from Craig in Los Angeles! Thanks for sharing Craig!









Beginning of June


End of June


Well what do you know, UC Verde is both water-wise and fire-wise!

Dave Egbert, a firefighter and nurseryman suggests using UC Verde Buffalograss near your home to help protect it from being engulfed in flames.

“…a low-care lawn of UC VerdeĀ® buffalograss…can help snuff out firebrands that land near the home”, he says in his article on fire safe landscaping.

To read more about Dave’s article for a fire safe garden read his article here!

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UC Verde in Orosi



It’s UC Verde in Orosi!

Thanks to Rudy Taylor with Taylor Made Landscape & Design for sharing these pics! It makes meĀ want to quit work for the day and head up to the cabin now… šŸ™‚


I’m sure just like you, we all have a lot of things to do – work, family, weekends…things slip our mind…

A couple of weekends ago, my dad gave a presentation at the localĀ botanical garden on UC Verde Buffalograss. At the end of their event he packed up his sample trays into the back of his SUV and headed home…

…A week later as he went to throw his golf clubs in the back of his car, he found the UC Verde trays still sitting back there…all, week, long.

A week cooped up in a warm car is hardly the ideal environment for any plant, but dad pulled them out and gave them a good watering anyhow – and what do you know!?…

The UC Verde trays sprang right back up and are as good as new! Talk about drought tolerant! šŸ™‚

Visit us at www.ucverdebuffalograss.com to learn more about this resilient lawn alternativeĀ or toĀ place your order today!

We love getting pictures of our customer’s UC Verde Buffalograss lawns! Love it! Here’s another recent one we thought we’d share!

UC Verde Buffalograss Grown By Takao Nursery

And here’s a close up of UC Verde’s runners doing their thing!

UC Verde Buffalograss Runners :: Takao Nursery

No Lumps Here!

UC Verde Buffalograss Grown by Takao Nursery - Lump-Free Lawn

We caught wind of a rumor going around that UC Verde Buffalograss will leave you with a lumpy looking lawn – and it just ain’t so!

Since UC Verde is planted in plugs, at first it will look like your lawn has undergone a hair transplant procedure and yes, it will look a little “lumpy” as the plugs begin to grow and spread. But once your grass has completely filled in your lawn will as normal as can be and lump-free!

Whether mowed or left au naturale, you won’t have to worry about UC Verde leaving you looking lumpy!

Visit our website at ucverdebuffalograss.com or contact us with all of your questions and comments or to place an order!