Most shipping is done on Mondays and Tuesdays to try to prevent plugs from sitting in a warehouse or on a truck over the weekend.  Since we ship from the middle of the US, we are able to reach both coasts by Friday.

Why Choose UC Verde® Buffalograss?


UC Verde® was developed by the University of California and licensed to Todd Valley Farms in 2003.  UC Verde® has the most heat tolerance of any of our buffalograss varieties.  It is the grass to use in the intense heat in the lower valley of Arizona and California. UC Verde® also shows allelopathic tendencies.


This warm season grass provides a soft dense turf with an attactive bright green color. It is extremely drought tolerance as it only requires .3" of water per week when mature. LEED points are available when using UC Verde® on certified Green Building projects.  Buffalograss is the only turfgrass native to the United States.


Like most plants,  UC Verde® will go through changes during the winter months.  Vertical growth will cease or slow down eliminating any need to mow or water.  Horizontal stolen growth will also slow or stop, so its ability to fill in open areas at this time will be limited.  Winter color will vary by geographic location.




LEED Points

The document below verifies that sod and plug grasses from Todd Valley Farms 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


Buffalograss Selection Chart

Buffalograsses Planting Dates



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

UC Verde® is a registered Trademark of Todd Valley Farms, Inc. Exclusive Licensee: Todd Valley Farms, Inc.

Unauthorized sale or production is prohibited by law. Protected by Patent#12910.


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Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed