FIND THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
FLOWER BULBS BY ADVANTAGES
Spring-Planted Bulb Collections
Habitat & Wildlife Plants
Low Water Plants
Grow a sustainable lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.
The perfect solution to high traffic areas.
Compare grass types with our lawn comparison chart.
OTHER REGIONAL MIXES
POLLINATOR SEED MIXES
1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
Professionally-designed gardens make it easy to get a beautiful yard.
We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
What’s included in a pre-planned garden?
PERENNIAL PLANT COLLECTIONS
Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
EAST & MIDWEST COLLECTIONS
by David Salman
Lawns are a permanent fixture in the US with current estimates of nearly 50 million acres under grass! Lawns support entire industries of people involved in everything from seed production and landscape maintenance to push and rider mowers.
But the old methods of lawn care, what we think lawns should look like and how they fit into our landscapes need to change and reflect the new paradigms of our times. We should be aware of how lawns positively and negatively affect our lives and the health of the planet.
So the first thing to examine when considering sustainable, resilient lawns is what type of grass is being used to grown them. We need to consider switching from high input grass varieties and blends to ones that:
High Country Gardens has pioneered the use of native grass varieties for low water lawns. These include:
Dog Tuff™ grass, comes to us from Republic of South African at the tip of the African continent. It is a naturally sterile hybrid that was brought to the high, dry plains of southeastern Colorado many years ago by the daughter of a rancher returning from a trip to South Africa. The rancher planted the starts and has been growing a thick, lush lawn ever since. Sometime later samples of the grass were planted in Denver and forgotten. But, thanks to the efforts of Nurseryman Kelly Grummons, of Arvada, CO who called it to my attention, it’s now available. Grown vegetatively from stolons (it sets no viable seed), you create a Dog Tuff™ lawn by planting plugs on 6 to 12-inch centers. Here are Dog Tuff™'s attributes:
Plant it in from late spring (May) into mid-July so it can grow during the heat of the summer, its favorite weather. The soft, fine texture is a delight for bare feet and paws. A warm-season grower, it’s green from April into October and has a nice straw color over the winter.