Growth Height:
Leaf Height = 12 inches
Seed Head Height = 36 inches
Drought Tolerance: Good
Minimum Rainfall: 12-16 inches
Planting (Seeding) Rate: 3-5 Lbs/acre
Planting Time: March 1st - End of November
(planting time window depends on the region that you are located and rain considerations) A key point is that it is safe to plant when there is not a danger of a severe frost
Planting Depth: 1/4 inches
Soil Adaptation: Sandy Soils and well drain soils
Starter Fertilizer (15-15-15)
at a rate of 200 Lbs/acre is a catch all rule of thumb; however, if you have a fresh root plow on virgin brush, you may not need to fertilize. Soil samples can be taken and analyzed for N-P-K requirements.
Maintenance Fertilizer: (30-10-0)
is a typical fertilizer used to restore the nitrogen depletion during the grazing or baling process. Again, soil sample analysis can tell you more accurately what type on how much fertilizer you need.

Weeping Lovegrass

 The leaves droop thus the name “Weeping” Lovegrass.

  • Warm Season
  • Introduced from Africa
  • Seeded Variety
  • Perennial
  • Bunch Grass
  • Its uses include:
  • Grazing – Weeping Lovegrass will green up earlier than most warm season grasses providing early forage value.  Weeping Lovegrass is not as palatable as the grass reaches maturity.
  • Erosion Control – Weeping Lovegrass germinates quickly and can be mixed with other grasses to provide a quick stand of vegetation for erosion control on sandy soils.
    Adaptation and Maintenance: 
  • Weeping Lovegrass  grows better on light, well drained soils.
  • It will thrive even on soils with low fertility.