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Grow a sustainable lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.
The perfect solution to high traffic areas.
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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.
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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 (2-3 feet), 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".
Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions
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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:
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.
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(based on 16 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
For Our Backyard
I bought this grass seed for a stone pathway. The walkway is about 2-3' wide with irregular stones throughout. We wanted to use a different ground cover originally but due to costs...Read complete review
I bought this grass seed for a stone pathway. The walkway is about 2-3' wide with irregular stones throughout. We wanted to use a different ground cover originally but due to costs decided on grass. We chose this grass seed because of its low maintenance and durability. The seed germinated quickly and looks nice though it seems to be growing faster than the grass close by (poor soil and very compacted) I did have to seed a second time due to sparse patches (probably my fault) but we love the texture feel. I am also using the seed to repair patches in the front yard.
Most Liked Negative Review
too tall for no mow
This grass mix has some variety of grass that is way too tall for no mow.There are some that stay low, but alot of it is not.I now need to...Read complete review
This grass mix has some variety of grass that is way too tall for no mow.There are some that stay low, but alot of it is not.I now need to purchase a lawn mower..not what I wantec to do.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I keep ordering more to expand
from Wanship, Utah
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens No Mow Lawn Grass Seed:
We live at 8k ft elevation on 2.5 acres. We had been using wood-chips in the small fenced off section around our house as a "lawn" for dogs and grand-kids but the South-facing side of our house gets very hot in the summer so I thought I'd try this grass to cool it down a bit. I ended up seeding it twice the first year, once in the spring and once in the fall because it does grow in patchy at first. The second seeding filled it in nicely. We gave our lawnmower away when we moved up here but still have a trimmer and use that to cut it back a couple of times in the summer. I prefer it a little shorter for dog clean up but it is attractive at full length if you don't need it to be short. I also have to water it a few times in the hotter months of July and August when we have a severe dry spell. I just received another 10lb bag to seed a shadier section of the property for the dogs so I'm hoping it will need even less maintenance there. In the photos, the lawn is just coming out of dormancy and looks to be off to a good start this spring!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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We spread the seed after rototilling a large weed patch in our backyard. The seed germinated within a week and grew strong. The weeds came up too, but we kept weeding, putting down seed, weeding, etc. As the grass filled in it crowded out the weeds. We watered it about 15 minutes a day, but stopped in October and it's still mostly green in December (it is unusually warm...). Looks exactly as described.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
No mow Grass Seed
By Ace the Runner
from New York
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Evergreen, CO
I put together a combination of three types of grass seed to reseed some areas of our property last September. The grass germinated and grew throughout the early autumn and has continued to do so throughout this 2017 growing season, filling-in nicely. The grass quality is beautiful, soft, and resilient. We have been very pleased with this combination for our particular setting and climate situation. We live at 7,500 feet in the Colorado Front Range Foothills which is truly a Steppe climate/environment. Our 3/4 acre property has been gradually re-landscaped over the past 7 years from thirsty plantings of the 1950s/60s into a drought-tolerant landscape which better describes our climate over the past 15+ yrs. I chose, and we planted, a combination of No Mow Grass Seed (a cool season mix), Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita (a warm season grass), and the Annual Rye Grass Seed in my own mix of ~45%, ~45%, ~10% to try to maintain attractive lawn areas throughout our relatively short growing season of about 14 - 16 weeks. The growing season often follows a cold, windy, relatively dry winter, followed by moisture in the spring, then interspersed with very warm, dry, windy periods of up to 2-4 weeks. The areas planted replaced former mixed grasses, primarily Kentucky Blue-Grass, which had been planted sometime prior to our moving in 28 years ago. We plan to reseed other areas with the same combination next May.
(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Great for cold climate with 10-15" of rain
from Billings, MT
I have had this grass for over two years now in a very large back yard with kids & pets. I was not meticulous in installing it- (killed the bluegrass, had the lawn guys areate, then seeded- no tilling) in late Aug.-Sept. It does require water for that first couple of months. We have rainy springs and it does get too tall to be no-mow at that time. The rest of the year it needs no mowing, and gets no irrigation, yet still looks great. It does well in part-shade and tolerably well in almost-full shade, though it is patchy. Overseeding would probably cure that. The grass does grow in clumps which might bother you if you want a golf-course lawn, but for the backyard it's great and has saved me hundreds of dollars already. You should save a little seed for reseeding in pet areas, as it is not invasive like bluegrass, you will need to reseed some pet urine spots, (but it will stay out of your flowerbeds unless the seed lands there). I do own a Newfoundland, however, so a regular-size dog might not create the same problem!
(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
from Littleton, CO
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
We love this grass!
from Sheridan, Wyoming
We have a huge area of lawn as well as many flower beds in an arid climate. This grass is perfect for our needs. I mow the lawn probably 5 times over the season from May- September. I use a walk behind gas operated mower. Even though the lawn is large, since I only have to mow a few times, I prefer using a small mower rather than investing and maintaining a riding one.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
no mow gras
By Amy the tree-hugger
from Franconia NH
used to reseed a lawn area where disruptive work was done in June. No Mow grass has been growing in July and August and seems to be taking hold permanently. Conditions have not been great due to semi-draught. Watering has helped it along. It seems to be pretty tough.
No more mowing
from West Wendover, NV
Oh, how I hated mowing a lawn in 105 degree heat. This grass seed has ended that for me. It has taken two years for it to grow in, and fill in, but it it worth the wait. Truly no mow. You can mow if you want to for a more manicured look. The first spring I sowed, I had spotty germination-we had a very warm zone 7 winter- so this year, I reseeded in late winter with microclover and HCG Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix for a no mow prairie wildflower xeriscape lawn alternative. It's now Midsummer, and I have not touched the mower.My yard looks amazing, lush and full of tiny flowers, a magical carpet. The best thing? Water once a week, not everyday like my neighbors. Once those deep roots are established, I will see if I can let it go longer. Did I mention no mowing? Grows very slowly, but that's the point, right? Be patient. Give it time to fill in.
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Plant this, and only this!
By Mountain Mary
from Taos, NM
Starting a lawn in my rocky clay Taos yard was a challenge, but this seed did the job. Needed mowing every 5 to 6 weeks and little water after germination. I made the mistake of overseeding with a similarly described product from the local nursery in the fall, and there is no comparison. The grass now needs weekly mowing and lots of water. My advice is to start with this seed and buy enough for at least one later re-seed. You'll be glad you did!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
No-Mow Lawn Seed
from Iowa City,IA
The Lawn looks Luscious!!!!!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
very easy, just needs more water at start
from Conifer,Co---9,500 ft
About Me Professional Landscaper
Very pretty delicate, childrens traffic would not be good and does better with top dressing, weeds need to be removed---I am organic so that means the old fashioned way---pull or dig. Is hardy and comes back but I want mine thicker so I am reseeding this year.being in the Rocky mountains I needed to dif rocks but I am used to that!Love the light green color against the junipers.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Really love this grass!
from wallow county oregon
We planted our first grass space about 3 years ago with this no mow lawn mix. We loved it so much, we keep expanding the lawn area. It really looks great, gets very dense, stays soft, and keeps things cooler. We mow on varying intervals using the highest setting on the mower. I highly recommend this grass seed!
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
A very good grass and so soft for walking !
from Kamiah, Idaho
I really needed application/spread and average germination times plus best time to plant lawn. This was my second section with one more to go next summer. Hard work removing rocks and leveling the drainfield area for a 70 year old gal. I can send pics if you want them.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for Hard-to-Mow Areas
from Cashmere, WA
About Me Master Gardener
This grass seed mix was just what I needed to stabilize a fairly steep back slope left by the excavator when my house was built. Interspersed with California poppy, larger ornamental grasses, or hardy perennials such as Chrysothamnus or Perovskia, it makes a lovely casual - but not unkempt looking - groundcover. Here in central Washington (hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters) it does appreciate some extra water during the dry season.
(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
from central oregon
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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