Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

  • Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

Go 'green' with the 'No Mow Lawn Grass Seed mix. This ecologically sensible lawn will save you time, water, fuel and money while enjoying a deep green, thick carpet of low growing, fine textured turf.

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Zones 4 - 10
Light Requirements
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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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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.

SKU HAS6BXX
Common Name Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Plant Type Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 5 lbs covers 500 square feet.
10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.
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
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
Associated SKUs 52001 (5 Pounds)
52000 (10 Pounds)

Planting Guides

Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

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 or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) 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 5 business days.

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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3.0

too early to tell

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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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        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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            3.0

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            from Salem Oregon

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            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.

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            5.0

            Less mowing pays for itself

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            from Dayton, Ohio

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            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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            5.0

            Love this stuff

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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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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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