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It's time to ditch your traditional turf! For areas where you want a durable space where people or pets can walk and play, our sustainable solutions are the answer. Discover low-water lawns that will save water, while still providing a soft green groundcover for your waterwise yard. Ready to remove your lawn? Waterwise groundcovers will add layers of color and texture.

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Our low-growing, low-water grass plugs require minimal mowing. Varieties include Dog Tuff Grass, Buffalo Grass, and more.

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Our innovative lawn seed mixes need minimal water and minimal mowing. We also offer native grass seeds to restore habitat in your yard.

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Perennial groundcovers are great no-mow lawn alternatives. They offer waterwise solutions for shade and pollinator-friendly yards.

Comfortable, Waterwise, Resilient: All About Dog Tuff Grass

Sustainable Lawns Comparison Chart

Compare grass seeds and grass plugs to find the right lawn to meet your unique growing conditions. See each product page for details, including a map of each product’s recommended planting range.

Warm season grasses are best planted after the last spring frost through late summer. Cool season grasses are best planted in mid-spring to early summer, or late summer to early fall, to avoid peak summer heat.

Sustainable Lawn Solution Annual Water Required Light  Warm vs. Cool Season Height Mowing Traffic Tolerance Grass At A Glance
Dog Tuff™ Grass Plugs Xeric: 15-20" Full Sun Warm 2.5-4" tall 0-6 times/year High Favored by pet owners for its durability and resistance to patching. Dense and soft underfoot, highly weed resistant. Zones 5-10. 
Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs Xeric: 6-10" Full Sun Warm 4-6" tall 0-4 times/year Moderate Best for colder northern states. A low, drought-tolerant alternative to traditional turf. Zones 3-9. 
Prestige Buffalo Grass Plugs Xeric: 6-10" Full Sun Warm 4-6" tall 1-4 times/year Moderate Deep roots. Moisture and humidity tolerant, it's the best choice for southern/southeastern states and coastal PNW. Zones 5-10. 
UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs Xeric: 6-10" Full Sun Warm 4-8" tall 1-6 times/year Moderate Best for the desert Southwest: Arizona & Southern CA, Zones 7-10. Low-water, weed-resistant, quick-spreading. Low pollen.
Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs (or Grass Seeds) Low Water: 15-25" Full Sun Warm 4" tall (15" w/ seed heads) 0-4 times/year Low-Moderate Vigorous native grass from the western Great Plains. Excellent for use as lawn, or let it grow tall for a meadow. Tolerates sandy or clay soils. Zones 3-10.
Bella™ Bluegrass Plugs Low Water: 30-40" Full Sun & Part Sun, Shade Cool 2-5" 0-1 times/year High Tolerates up to 80% shade. Green from early spring into late fall. Suitable for most of the US, except the south. Zones 4-8. 
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed Low Water: 30-40" Full Sun & Part Sun Cool 3-12" 0-4 times/year High 6 dwarf fine fescues. Suitable for most of the US, except the south. Soft and fine grasses create an attractive swirling pattern. Zones 3-7.
Low Work & Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed Low Water: 30-40" Full Sun & Part Sun Cool  3-12" 0-4 times/year High 2 dwarf fine fescues. Suitable for most of the US, except the very hottest extremes. Developed for hot climates, good summer density and pest/disease resistance. Zones 4-10.
Microclover Low Water: 30-40" Full Sun & Part Sun Cool 3-6" 1-6 times/year High Spreads densely and evenly for a soft, cushiony surface. Stands up to high traffic while staying green spring-fall. Tolerates part shade, suitable for most of the US. Zones 3-8.
Microclover Low-Water Lawn Seed Mix Low Water: 30-40" Full Sun & Part Sun Cool 6" 1-6 times/year High Stays green all season, even in hot dry weather. Durable and dense, yet soft. Excellent resistance to diseases and pests. Tolerates part shade, suitable for most of the US. Zones 3-8.
Kentucky Bluegrass
(For comparison only, not for sale.)
High: 48-60" Full Sun & Part Sun Cool 18-24" 16+ times/year High High water, high maintenance. Requires frequent mowing, watering, and fertilizing for best performance.

Success With Dog Tuff Grass Plugs

Our customer in Colorado shared her success story of planting Dog Tuff Grass Plugs to replace a high-maintenance Bluegrass lawn.  The new family-friendly yard offers an attractive green space that needs little work, and it's durable enough for three kids to run and play. Read on to see the amazing results, including before and after photos!

How To Replace Your Lawn

A one-season investment will pay off for years to come. See our detailed Lawn Replacement Instructions for our step-by-step planting guide.

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Measure your space to determine the quantity of seeds or plugs to order.

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In most cases, remove the existing lawn to give your new lawn a fresh start. 

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Drill and fill with plugs, or sow seeds for your new lawn.

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Maintain & Enjoy

Water and weed to establish your lawn. Enjoy your sustainable yard!

We're Here To Help

Request a free lawn consultation, and one of our gardening experts will help you choose the right plants for your new lawn.