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Lawns

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PLANT A SUSTAINABLE LAWN

Grow a lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.

Shop Sustainable Lawn Solutions

We offer everything you need to create a sustainable lawn that’s suited to your unique goals and growing conditions. Drought tolerant, low-growing Grass Plugs and Grass Seeds will give you the classic look of a lush green lawn without the burden of conventional lawn maintenance. Groundcovers, or low-growing perennials, are excellent lawn alternatives that add color and texture, as well as pollinator-friendly blooms. Considering an alternative lawn transformation? You can also replace part of your lawn with waterwise Perennial Plants and Wildflowers for a lawn filled with natural beauty that attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Explore the options below for your new earth friendly lawn!

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Conserve Water & Reduce Mowing

Our native grass seed mixes are selected specifically for their drought tolerance and dwarf properties. Our Low Work and Water Grass Seed and No Mow Lawn Grass Seed create ideal turf grass for yards and play areas, and only need to be mowed once a month, at most!

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Give Your Lawn A Head Start

Grass plugs grow quickly to fill in your new sustainable lawn in just one season. Explore low-growing, low-water varieties, including Buffalo Grass, Dog Tuff Grass, Sedge Grass, Bluegrass, and Grama Grass plugs for all growing conditions.

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Plants For A No-Mow Solution

This lawn never needs mowing! Plant perennial groundcovers for a carpet of color and texture. These plants are perfect for filling spaces along walkways, rock gardens, and shaded areas. Flowering groundcovers will create a pollinator-friendly lawn. 



Enjoy all the benefits of lush green grass without compromising on your values for a sustainable landscape. A grass lawn looks beautiful and provides the perfect surface to walk on, where kids can run and pets can play.

As pioneers in sustainable gardening for over 25 years, High Country Gardens is your source for a range of waterwise lawn solutions, including grass plugs and grass seeds that are drought tolerant, hardy, and low maintenance. With a sustainable lawn, you’ll conserve water, reduce mowing and maintenance, save time and money – all while enjoying your outdoor space more than ever. Fall in love with your new lawn! 

Sustainable Lawns: What To Know

  • Many solutions including seeds, plugs, and groundcovers
  • Grass plugs and seeds offer a drought-tolerant and low-growing lawn solution
  • Groundcovers (low-growing perennials) are great lawn alternatives that add color
  • Replace your lawn in 4 simple steps (measure, remove, spread, maintain)
  • Dog Tuff grass plugs offer a comfortable, waterwise and resilient lawn

Dog Tuff Grass Plugs

A happy customer transformed their lawn into a durable, drought tolerant lawn with Dog Tuff Grass Plugs. The new lawn offers a durable and attractive green space that needs little work!

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Comfortable, Waterwise, Resilient: All About Dog Tuff Grass


Ready To Plant? 4 Simple Steps To Replacing 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

Measure the lawn to be replaced.

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Remove

“Kill” the existing lawn—Rototill, smother, solarize or treat it.

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Plant

Drill and fill with plugs or seed your new lawn.

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Maintain

Water and weed to establish your lawn.

Customers Love Their New Lawns!

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"Wanted a lawn or lawn substitute that was attractive, low water requirement, suitable for our climate, any easy to care for. These plugs filled all our requirements and then some. It takes root easily and spreads rapidly. We started with one foot spacing, but will use two foot spacing now. Also the fact it does not send up seed pods like other buffalo grass is a real plus in the appearance of the lawn and the need to mow regularly."

Gardener in Casper, WY (Legacy Grass Plugs)

Questions? 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.

OUR TOP GRASS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE:

  1. Bouteloua gracilis Hachita Grass Plugs, Bouteloua gracilis Hachita, Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs

    Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs (Bouteloua gracilis) is the most vigorous selection of this beautiful native grass from the western Great Plains. Beloved for its "eyelash" seed heads,...

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    Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs Bouteloua gracilis Hachita
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Hachita Blue Grama Grass Plugs (Bouteloua gracilis) is the most vigorous selection of this beautiful native grass from the western Great Plains. Beloved for its "eyelash" seed heads, it can also be mowed once a month to create a soft, inviting lawn. Quite xeric, 'Hachita' Blue Grama thrives in both sandy soils and clay! You can also interplant plugs with wildflowers to grow a colorful, low-care short grass prairie. For a turf type lawn, plant plugs 6" apart. 4" tall (15" with seed heads).

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  2. Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff Grass Plugs

    Dog Tuff™ Grass (Cynodon ‘PWIN04S’) is an amazing, highly drought-resistant lawn grass perfect for high traffic and play areas. It has excellent durability in yards with dogs a...

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    Dog Tuff Grass Plugs Dog Tuff Grass Plugs Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Dog Tuff™ Grass (Cynodon ‘PWIN04S’) is an amazing, highly drought-resistant lawn grass perfect for high traffic and play areas. It has excellent durability in yards with dogs and is resistant to yellowing from dog urine. Once established, this warm-season grass is highly weed resistant, deep-rooted and provides a soft, cushioned feel for bare feet. It only grows 2 ½-4 inches high, so you need not mow it unless you prefer a manicured look. 2015 Green Thumb Award Winner. Questions? Download our Dog Tuff ™ Grass Planting Guide.

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  3. Buchloe dactyloides Legacy Grass Plugs, Buchloe dactyloides Legacy, Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs

    Legacy Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides Legacy) is a premium-quality native turf grass variety bred by University of Nebraska agronomists to be a drought tolerant, low care turf gra...

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    Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs Buchloe dactyloides Legacy
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Legacy Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides Legacy) is a premium-quality native turf grass variety bred by University of Nebraska agronomists to be a drought tolerant, low care turf grass with the lush look of traditional bluegrass or fescue lawns.

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  4. Prestige Grass Plugs after 3 months

    Prestige Buffalo Grass (Buchloe dactyloides Prestige) is moisture and humidity tolerant, and outperforms all other varieties of buffalo grass in the southern and southeastern United ...

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    Prestige Buffalo Grass Plugs Prestige Buffalo Grass Plugs Buchloe dactyloides Prestige
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Prestige Buffalo Grass (Buchloe dactyloides Prestige) is moisture and humidity tolerant, and outperforms all other varieties of buffalo grass in the southern and southeastern United States. Prestige Buffalo Grass has fine soft blades with a stunning green color. Prestige Buffalo Grass is considered drought tolerant, has extremely deep roots, and requires very little supplemental water once established. It grows to a height of 4-6 inches, so mowing is optional, and dependent on the look desired. It has exceptional disease and insect resistance and a very low pollen rating.

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  5. Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde Grass Plugs, Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde, UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs for Coastal CA and Desert SW

    UC Verde Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is recommended for planting in the high heat conditions found in th...

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    UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    UC Verde Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is recommended for planting in the high heat conditions found in the lower elevation of the desert Southwest and California. UC Verde Buffalograss It is drought resistant (xeric), requiring only 1/4 inch of water per week, and has a very low pollen rating. Growing 4-8 inches, it requires mowing only once per year.

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  6. Blue Grass Bella Grass Plugs, Blue Grass Bella Plugs for shade and semi-shade!

    Bella™ Bluegrass Grass Plugs for shade and semi-shade are a truly revolutionary new dwarf turf bluegrass that requires 10-20% less water than traditional bluegrass. Bella Blueg...

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    Bella™ Bluegrass Grass Plugs Bella™ Bluegrass Plugs
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Bella™ Bluegrass Grass Plugs for shade and semi-shade are a truly revolutionary new dwarf turf bluegrass that requires 10-20% less water than traditional bluegrass. Bella Bluegrass has excellent shade tolerance (up to 80%) and doesn't require mowing as the grass blades only to grow to a height of 2 to 3 inches.

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  7. Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed close up

    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 o...

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    Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
    As low as $34.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    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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  8. No Mow Lawn 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, f...

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    No Mow Lawn Grass Seed No Mow Lawn Grass Seed
    As low as $49.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    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. This specially blended mix of six different dwarf Fine Fescue grass varieties has been formulated to provide a very deep-rooted, dense turf that needs little additional irrigation (except during dry spells without summer rains). Left unmowed, the grass blades create a wonderfully soft, swirling pattern. For a more manicured look, it can be cut once every four to six weeks to a height of 3" to 4".
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  9. Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita, Bouteloua gracilis Hachita, Blue Grama Grass

    Blue Grama Grass Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis) is an excellent native turf grass that has good drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements. It grows to a height of 4-12", inclu...

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    Hachita Blue Grama Grass Seed - 1 LB Hachita Blue Grama Grass Seed Bouteloua gracilis Hachita
    $39.95
    Per 1 Pound

    Blue Grama Grass Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis) is an excellent native turf grass that has good drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements. It grows to a height of 4-12", including its "eyelash-like" seed heads. Mowing is optional, depending on whether an informal meadow look is desired. Hachita is quick to germinate, is excellent for erosion control and drought resistant. Hachita requires full sun, well-drained conditions and thrives in sandy or clay soils.

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  10. High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix

    The High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix is an expertly formulated blend of cool season native grasses that re-creates high elevation meadows for states in the Intermountain West. The...

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    High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix
    As low as $28.95
    Per 1 Pound
    The High Mountain Native Grass Seed Mix is an expertly formulated blend of cool season native grasses that re-creates high elevation meadows for states in the Intermountain West. These grasses thrive in cool mountain areas with late frosts in spring and early frosts in fall. This grass seed mix is formulated to withstand drought, will provide habitat for songbirds and beneficial insects, and be a source of natural beauty with its ornamental seed heads in late summer and fall.
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  11. Little bluestem, Cimarron (Schizachyrium scoparium)

    The Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix is ideal for those who wish to recreate the beauty of the grasses found in the western Great Plains prairie. This expertly formulated warm-se...

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    Western Trails Grass Seed Mix Western Trails Grass Seed Mix
    As low as $26.95
    Per 1 Pound
    The Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix is ideal for those who wish to recreate the beauty of the grasses found in the western Great Plains prairie. This expertly formulated warm-season mix of 12 native Western grass species will enrich any western landscape with its incredible beauty, diversity, and toughness.
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  12. Annual Rye Grass Seeds, Lolium multiflorum, Annual Rye Grass

    Annual Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum) is an easy to grow and attractive grass that adds nitrogen to your soil. Use for quick erosion control or as a cover-crop. Annual....

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    Annual Rye Grass Seeds Annual Rye Grass Seed Lolium multiflorum
    As low as $9.99
    Per 5 Pounds

    Annual Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum) is an easy to grow and attractive grass that adds nitrogen to your soil. Use for quick erosion control or as a cover-crop. Annual.

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Or, view all of our sustainable grass solutions.

Still not sure where to start? Our grass experts are on hand to help:

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.

Sustainable Lawns Comparison Chart

Compare grass seeds and grass plugs to find the right lawn to meet your unique growing conditions. Warm season grasses are best planted after the last spring frost through late summer. Cool season grasses are best planted either in mid-spring to early summer, or in late summer to early fall, avoiding the peak summer heat. See each product page for details, including a map of each product’s recommended planting range.

GRASS TYPE ANNUAL WATER NEEDED FULL SUN OR SHADE WARM OR COOL SEASON IDEAL ZONES SEASONAL MOWING FRQUENCY TRAFFIC TOLERANCE PLUGS OR SEED COMMENTS
Dog Tuff™ Grass 15-20" Full Sun Warm 5-10 4-6 High Plugs Soft under foot, highly weed resistant, ideal for play areas and pets.
Legacy Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 3-9 0-4 Low-Mod Plugs Low, dense growing variety for lawn use.
Prestige Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 5-10 0-4 Low-Mod Plugs Low, dense growing varieties for lawn use.
UC Verde Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 7-10 4-6 Low-Mod Plugs Low-water, weed-resistant, quick-spreading. Only suited for areas in CA & AZ.
Blue Grama Grass 15-25" Full Sun Warm 3-10 0-4 Low-Mod Both Excellent for use as lawn or meadow.
Bella Bluegrass 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade Cool 4-8 0-1 High Plugs Dwarf, no mow type for sun and shade. Suitable for play areas.
'No Mow' Lawn Mix 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 3-7 0-4 Moderate Seed Informal look for cool regions of U.S. Suitable for play areas.
'Low Work & Water' 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 4-10 0-4 High Seed Widely adaptable, ideal for play areas and pets.
Kentucky Bluegrass (For comparison only, not available from High Country Gardens.) 48-60" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 3-10 16+ High Seed High water, high maintenance.

Use 70% less water and only mow your lush lawn once a month.

Our grass seed mixtures combine native grass varieties selected specifically for their water-thriftiness and dwarf properties. See all seeds!

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Plant and start enjoying the benefits of a new eco-friendly, sustainable lawn relatively quickly! Find the perfect grass for your yard.

Choose an alternative lawn for a carpet of color and a no-mow solution.

Plant and start enjoying the benefits of a new eco-friendly, sustainable lawn relatively quickly! Find the perfect grass for your yard.

In Your Words:

Wanted a lawn or lawn substitute that was attractive, low water requirement, suitable for our climate, any easy to care for. These plugs filled all our requirements and then some. It takes root easily and spreads rapidly. We started with one foot spacing, but will use two foot spacing now. Also the fact it does not send up seed pods like other buffalo grass is a real plus in the appearance of the lawn and the need to mow regularly.

Gardener in Casper, WY (Legacy Grass Plugs)