Palmetto Buffalo grass has a very soft leaf, and unlike older traditional scratchy Buffalo lawns, is not likely to irritate tender young kids. Palmetto Buffalo grass performs well in full sun, yet thrives in shaded areas. A Palmetto Buffalo lawn requires 2 to 4 hours of direct sunlight. Palmetto is recommended for up to 65% shade in areas with low wear and up to 45% shade in areas with moderate to high wear. Palmetto Buffalo Grass needs less mowing. Palmetto has a massive deep root system, making it more drought resistant. Once Palmetto Buffalo grass is well established, its dense growth makes it much harder for weeds to establish. Palmetto Buffalo turf is great news for people with allergies. Seed heads on grass can cause allergies, so it is good to know that Palmetto has less seed head.