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High Country Gardens has been a leader in waterwise, eco-friendly landscapes since 1993. We've built our reputation on helping gardeners create low-maintenance yards. Our grass plugs and seed offerings are selected because they are water-thrifty, hardy and low-maintenance.
Have more specific yard challenges? From the amount of sun exposure to annual watering needs, our Sustainable Lawn Comparison Chart below will help narrow down the perfect grass solution for you.
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The extremely durable Dog Tuff™ Grass is the low-water, rugged turf you’ve been waiting for!
See how your yard can be transformed into a more sustainable, eco-friendly one.
Replacing a Thirsty Lawn
Ever wondered how to replace your thirsty turf with a sustainable, waterwise lawn?
Follow these easy steps:
- Measure the lawn to be replaced.
- “Kill” the existing lawn—Rototill, smother, solarize or treat it.
- Drill and fill with plugs or seed your new lawn.
- Water and weed to establish your lawn.
A one-season investment will pay off every year after. See our detailed Lawn Replacement Instructions for our step-by-step planting guide.
In Your Words:
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.