Have you ever head of Buffelgrass? If you live in Arizona, cialis sales there’s a good chance that you know about it. The Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center says “Buffelgrass is an extremely hazardous noxious weed, sildenafil both to native plants and human health. Buffelgrass out competes native flora for resources and is highly flammable, which makes it a threat in urban settings as well as the native desert.”
If you’ve ever tried to get rid of it, you know that it’s one of the hardest plants to kill and remove. You have to cut it down. Chemically spray it. Often, cut it down again. And, spray it again before you can dig it out. Digging it out is no fun either.
Now that you know a little about buffelgrass, here are the five reasons why it’s so bad for our desert environment:
- It spreads quickly and dominates an area crowding out native plants.
- It’s a fire hazard. It burns fast and hot.
- It can be very hard to kill and remove. It is costly and time consuming.
- It seeds spread by wind disbursement and it establishes itself quickly in areas that have been damaged by fires.
- It is a threat to saguaros, desert tortoise, and mule deer habitats.
The Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center has created a Buffelgrass Identification Pocket Guide that provides useful information about identifying and removing buffelgrass.
If you’d like to get involved in the control of buffelgrass in our community there is an upcoming Beat Back Buffelgrass day on Saturday, January 25th.
Keep your property clear of buffelgrass to prevent fires and to help maintain our desert environment. Contact us if you have questions or would like more information about buffelgrass.
Deborah Munoz-Chacon, Sonoran Oasis Landscaping