No Mow Lawn Grass Seed

Grow our No Mow Lawn Grass to save time, water, and money while enjoying an attractive, low-maintenance lawn. Ideal for high traffic areas, a mix of six dwarf fine fescue grasses grow to create a thick, deep green, finely textured turf. The grasses grow densely with deep roots, creating a lawn that is durable, drought-tolerant, and requires minimal irrigation. Without mowing, grass blades create a wonderfully soft, swirling pattern. For a more manicured look, you can mow once a month or less.
Zones3 - 7
Advantages
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Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
morning-sun--afternoon-shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Spread 3-12" tall
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SKUHC016055

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Our No Mow Grass Seed Mix is the solution for a low-maintenance drought tolerant lawn. This is a cool season grass mix, featuring six dwarf fine fescue grasses - Jamestown Chewing Fescue, Quatro Sheep Fescue, Sea Link Slender Fescue, Sword Fescue, Aurora Fescue, and Kent Creeping Fescue. 


This mix of grasses has been formulated to create a lawn with deep fibrous roots; this helps to increase its durability in high traffic areas. Dense, deep roots also create a drought tolerant lawn; No Mow turf typically only needs about 4” of rain per month, requiring little additional irrigation, except during dry spells without summer rains. Left un-mowed, 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". This grass mix can tolerate shade; in summer or anytime the average temperature is above 80°F, it should be kept at 3″ or taller to prevent the ends from rusting or burning.


This mix is suited for a wide range of the United States and is best for regions in the cooler average-rainfall areas of the upper Midwest, northeastern US, and higher elevations of the Intermountain West (See recommended planting area map in product photos). In the Western US, this cool season grass is better suited for use at elevations above 6,000-7,000 feet, compared to warm season native grasses (like Blue Grama and Buffalo Grass). No Mow is best sown in March through early May, or late August through September. This grass grows best at and around 70°F.


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Associated SKUsHC016055
HC012412 (5 Pounds)
HC012413 (10 Pounds)
Common Name
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Mature Height
3-12" tall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Seed Coverage
5 lbs covers 1,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 2,000 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Non-GMO
Yes
Advantages
Low Maintenance
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

View Complete Grass Seed Planting Guide and Soil Preparation Guide

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:

Blue Grama Grass Hachita: seed 4 lbs covers 1000 square feet
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 1000 square feet; 10 lbs covers 2000 square feet
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 500 square feet,10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.

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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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