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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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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.
Blue Grama Grass Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis) seed is very easy and quick to germinate. Hachita is a vigorous low-water grass seed variety chosen for its ability to fill in quickly and make a dense turf. Seeding Hachita Blue Grama Grass is a very economical way to cover larger areas.
Hachita Blue Grama Grass is a warm season grower and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It does not do well in shade, in areas with a high water table or with acidic soils. Quite drought-resistant (xeric), it is easy to establish, excellent for erosion control and thrives in both sandy soils and clay!
Growing to a height of 4-12", it is beloved for its "eyelash" seed heads, and needs no mowing if you desire an informal meadow look. For a more turf-type lawn, mow weekly to monthly, depending on the look desired.
We recommend 4 lbs. of seed per 1000 sq. ft. Preparation of the area to be seeded is similar to preparing for plugs. See Lawn Replacement Instructions for more information. Seeds can be sown beginning in late spring/early summer when night temperatures reach 60 degrees F and continue through the summer. (Also available for order as plugs..)
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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By Amber waves of grain
from Edmond, OK
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita:
Planted seeds 3 days ago and have achieved green "fuzz". Watered twice a day in 95 degree heat with 35 mph winds. Excellent quality seed, seems like 100% germination rate.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Super beautiful tidy 12" drought tolerant grass!
from Prescott Valley Az
About Me Master Gardener
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Nothing not great about it. I use in the close in landscaping, also use in acreage in restoration areas. Super beautiful especially after the first year when it really gets going. Drought tolerant, I use it in Northern Az. Very tidy, not rampant. Can be a mowed grass if you want, but I love it el-natural.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Survived Torrential Rain
By Water Wise Gardener
from Western Nebraska
About Me Getting Started
When an area at our business was sprayed with ground killer, I had an area for a project. We live in a semi-arid (16" annual rainfall) with sandy soil, and so Blue Grama Hachita seemed to be the right choice. It was nearly 18 months before the soil started showing signs of supporting plant life. That Spring I sowed the seeds along with a mix of Western and drought resistant wild flowers. Shortly after sowing the seeds, we had nearly two weeks of heavy rains, that left the area under about 6" of water. I was certain that I would have to reseed, however, a few sprouts started to slowly emerge. By this fall the grass has filled in nicely, and by next Spring the area should look like a prairie meadow.
Verdict is still out
By New landscape
We planted this seed based upon product description in catalogue. It was fast growing. The grass is requiring more water than we think it should. The color is brownish, light green. I'm hopeful that it will require less water next year as it should be established and that it will be greener in color.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Very hardy and pretty
from Erie, Co
We replaced our old thirsty lawn with this grass. We planted it two summers ago so last summer was the first time we really got to see how well it would do. Overall, we've been very pleased. If allowed to grow with minimal mowing, it forms a very soft and wavy turf. We had a fairly mild summer last year and got rain every few weeks, which suited it just fine. It doesn't get a lot of foot traffic so I can't attest to how well it would hold up under kids or pets, but so far seems to be a hardy, drought tolerant lawn. The only down side is that it only comes in seed and the nights need to be fairly warm (above 60) for about a week straight in order for the seed to germinate. We are at a high altitude and had to wait until mid-July before the nights were warm enough to plant the seed, but it germinated fine and within a few months we had a lawn. I am curious to see how well it does in one of our hotter, drier summers.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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