The Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix, is a specially formulated blend of warm-season grasses that contains 12 of our very best and most beautiful Western native grass species. These native grasses hold the soil and protect it from erosion, filter the water that recharges our aquifers and provides habitat for songbirds and beneficial insects. Watch the graceful movement of prairie grasses in the wind and listen to the whisper of the breeze as it moves through them. Marvel at the incredible fall colors of yellow, orange, russet, purple, pink and red. Indeed, native grasses offer us nature at her finest.
Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix is a carefully formulated blend that will bind and hold the soil. The mix is suitable for a wide variety of soil types in most climates in areas west of the Mississippi, at elevations of 3,000 to 7,500 feet and with rainfall amounts of 10-25” per year. (Not generally recommended for the western side of OR or WA, where rainfall amounts exceed the needs of these grasses.)
Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix is a blend of warm-season grasses, which you can begin planting in mid- or late spring after night temperatures are consistently 50° F or warmer and the day temperatures are reaching even higher. You can sow this mix through summer into late summer/early fall (August/September) depending on your elevation. The grass species in the Western Trails mix need to be established 6 to 8 weeks before the start of freezing night temperatures. Sow at the rate of 2 lb. of seed mix per 1000 sq. ft. Wildflowers may be added for a splash of color; use 1 ounce of High Country Meadow Mix native wildflower seed mix or our Western Native Seed Mix for every 1 lb. of grass seed. Read our article with step-by-step planting instructions for Western Trails Native Grass Seed Mix.
Seed Mix Includes:
Blue grama, Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis)
Little bluestem, (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Indian Ricegrass, (Achnatherum
Sideoats grama, El Reno (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Galleta, Viva (Pleuraphis jamesii)
Alkali sacaton, VNS (Sporobolus airoides)
Western wheatgrass, Arriba (Pascopyrum smithii)
Sand dropseed, VNS (Sporobolus cryptandrus)
Buffalo grass, Texoka (Buchloe dactyloides)
Sheep fescue, Covar (Festuca ovina)
Green needlegrass, Lodorm (Nassella viridula)
Perennial ryegrass, Linn (Lolium perenne) Nurse crop