Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

  • Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
  • Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

Our 'Low Work and Water' Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix will create the ideal low water, low maintenance, low-growing turf grass for yards and play areas. Enjoy the beauty and benefits of a turf grass lawn without all the work and water.

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Zones 4 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
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SKU HAS6BXX

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This special Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix is your answer when striving to enjoy the beauty and benefits of a turf grass lawn without all the work and water. Our 'Low Work and Water' Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix will create the ideal low water, low maintenance, low-growing turf grass for yards and play areas. Years of breeding and evaluation work by some of the country's leading turf grass specialists have resulted in a slow-growing, naturally-dwarf fescue grass with superior density and durability.

This grass has decent drought tolerance, a low to moderate supplemental fertilizer requirement, and excellent resistance to disease and insect attack. An easy care turf, it stops the traditional once-per-week cutting required by traditional Kentucky Blue grass -- perfect for those of us with better things to do than weekend lawn work. The 'Low Work and Water' Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix is recommended for most regions of the country.

Use 8-10 lb. of seed per 1000 sq. ft. of lawn area.
Associated SKUs
HAS6BXX
52001 (5 Pounds)
52000 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 5 lbs covers 500 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1,000 sq ft.
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

View Complete Grass Seed Planting Guide and Soil Preparation Guide

1. Preparing the area for planting. We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump-free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add Plant Success Granular Mycorrhizal Root Inoculant to improve seed germination.

2. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended rate. Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed:

Blue Grama Grass Hachita: seed 4 lbs covers 1000 square feet
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 1000 square feet; 10 lbs covers 2000 square feet
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 500 square feet,10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.

To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking north to south and 1/2 of the seed walking east to west.

3. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth. We recommend using Yum Yum mix to amend your soil.

4. Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum depth of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, clean wheat or barley straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.

5. Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.

6. Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.

7. After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

Remember: It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable.

See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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4.1

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Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Hardy (8)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Lawn (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this grass!

We have three dogs, three kids and the Kentucky bluegrass that was our back lawn had been completely killed by the dogs, but we really wanted something low maintenance that the kids could play...Read complete review

We have three dogs, three kids and the Kentucky bluegrass that was our back lawn had been completely killed by the dogs, but we really wanted something low maintenance that the kids could play on. We also live in northern Colorado, so a xeric lawn is a must for us. We seeded this grass heavily (10 pounds for 650 sq ft), and amended our plot with a lot of mushroom compost prior to planting. The grass took a good three months to really establish itself, but it is beautiful! We water about every five days and I'm not sure that will decrease in the future, but we are watering frequently too, given it's its first year. It grows FAST between mowings, but even tall is still attractive. Earlier in the summer I was regularly hand pulling weeds, but the grass has grown in quite thick and choked out most of them, especially the bind weed, which is a HUGE relief! This grass is still bright green even at the end of a Colorado summer when everyone's bluegrass lawns have gone dormant.

We have ensured that our dogs are no longer allowed to roam freely in that part of the yard, but I will say that the times they've peed on it have burned if not killed small patches and very quickly. If you have dogs and can't sequester them, I wouldn't recommend this grass.

I regularly see spiders and lady bugs in the lawn, so I know we've got a healthy ecosystem going on back there, and in early spring that young grass patch was feeding its fair share of robins. I can't say enough good things about this grass. We love our new lawn. Thanks for making a fantastic product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Low Work and Water

I ordered this lawn seed from High Country Gardens two years ago it's actually a mix of two different varieties. We installed it last year and it's growing well. Unfortunately, one of the...Read complete review

I ordered this lawn seed from High Country Gardens two years ago it's actually a mix of two different varieties. We installed it last year and it's growing well. Unfortunately, one of the varieties in the mix grows much taller than the other and has a much wider and tuffer blade, so we find ourselves mowing as often as we did before.

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5.0

Loving my grassy yard

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from Albuquerque, NM

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn

    Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

    Our seeded yard looks better than sod!!!

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    5.0

    So glad we bought this. It's beautiful.

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    from Northwest New Mexico

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Low Maintenance
    • Water Smart

    Cons

    • Slow to germinate

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

    Tired of watering, mowing and babying Kentucky Blue Grass, we seeded the usual bare spots in our lawn this spring along with overseeding the Blue Grass. It is beautiful and is thriving in our poor soil. There are only a couple of patches of Blue Grass left. I am anxious for the fescue to crowd it out. Have recommended it to several friends around the county.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again, and I did!

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    from El Dorado County, California

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

      It seems that the wild turkeys are as excited to see this new lawn as I am.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Really unattractive when it gets over 80 degrees

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      from Albuquerque, NM

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

        Quite disappointed in this grass. Despite watering it everyday, when it gets more then 80 degrees it goes brown. In fact, when a gardener was over at my house last weekend she looked at it and said "Are you thinking about putting in a lawn?" Ouch. It has been in a year and looked it's best 60 days after going in. I'm hoping I can overseed it without tearing it up a second time.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would definitely buy this again

        By 

        from St. Louis

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Some Bare Spots

        Best Uses

        • Lawn

        Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

        I dormant seeded with this grass between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had the yard aerated in the fall. The spring grass has come in soooo thick. Neighbors have commented on how good it looks.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worked first time

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        from Tonasket, WA

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lawn

          Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

          We planted the grass late in the fall wondering if we would get good germination. It did well and even started looking like a lawn before the snow came. With the snow melting, it is bright green and looking good. We may need to fill in a few small spots, but even as it is, it is the best lawn start we've had.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Lowmwork and water fescue

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          from Denver

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          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lawn

            Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

            This was an over seed. Original lawn was 7000sq ft. Product looks good, stands up to three dogs, and uses 30% less water. It still requires weekly mowing. Overall pleased but if you are looking for low mow try elsewhere.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love this grass!

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            from Fort Collins, Colorado

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lawn

              Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

              We have three dogs, three kids and the Kentucky bluegrass that was our back lawn had been completely killed by the dogs, but we really wanted something low maintenance that the kids could play on. We also live in northern Colorado, so a xeric lawn is a must for us. We seeded this grass heavily (10 pounds for 650 sq ft), and amended our plot with a lot of mushroom compost prior to planting. The grass took a good three months to really establish itself, but it is beautiful! We water about every five days and I'm not sure that will decrease in the future, but we are watering frequently too, given it's its first year. It grows FAST between mowings, but even tall is still attractive. Earlier in the summer I was regularly hand pulling weeds, but the grass has grown in quite thick and choked out most of them, especially the bind weed, which is a HUGE relief! This grass is still bright green even at the end of a Colorado summer when everyone's bluegrass lawns have gone dormant.

              We have ensured that our dogs are no longer allowed to roam freely in that part of the yard, but I will say that the times they've peed on it have burned if not killed small patches and very quickly. If you have dogs and can't sequester them, I wouldn't recommend this grass.

              I regularly see spiders and lady bugs in the lawn, so I know we've got a healthy ecosystem going on back there, and in early spring that young grass patch was feeding its fair share of robins. I can't say enough good things about this grass. We love our new lawn. Thanks for making a fantastic product!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              too early to tell

              By 

              from Lancaste, PA

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

              I have used this in 2 ways. one is a monoculture path about 6'wide and 40' long. Seeded last fall. Still not thick enough to keep from being weedy. Plan to mow weeds, maybe spot treat and wait.
              the other way I have used is overseeing an older lawn. This looks promising. i actually sowed no mow grass with this as well. i think I will like this, but needs another year or 2 to mature.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              3rd season and it has filled in nicely

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              from Colorado

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

                  'Low work and water' is just that once it has established itself. It takes a bit more work to prep/level the soil and re-seeding the lawn helps cover any bare areas. 3rd season and the lawn just gets better and better.

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                  (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Low Work and Water

                  By 

                  from Salem Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • Hardy
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Unattractive

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

                  I ordered this lawn seed from High Country Gardens two years ago it's actually a mix of two different varieties. We installed it last year and it's growing well. Unfortunately, one of the varieties in the mix grows much taller than the other and has a much wider and tuffer blade, so we find ourselves mowing as often as we did before.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Less mowing pays for itself

                  By 

                  from Dayton, Ohio

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                  • No problems

                  Best Uses

                  • Lawn

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

                  The product has been great and the service from the company is even greater.

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                  • Personal

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this stuff

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                  from Albuquerque

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy

                  Cons

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

                      had a bare spot where a swing set previously had been. Seeded about a 10X20 ft space. Really pleased with results.

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