The Low Grow/Low Maintenance mix is a combination of perennial, low growing, drought tolerant species that create a diverse green cover. It will not look like a park lawn – for that you need irrigated turf species – but for the land owner looking for green plant coverage that will require minimal upkeep and maintenance this can be an excellent option. Mowing can be minimal except in the late fall or early spring. Some irrigation may be necessary to keep the grasses from going dormant during the heat and dryness of the summer months. The mix does have 10% Lewis flax, a pretty blue flower, if you don’t mow. This mix is effective at a wide range of elevations (4,500 – 9,000). The amount of moisture and nutrients will dictate the height at maturity. The seeding rate is 15 lbs per acres of 1-2 lbs per 1000 sq ft.
30% Crested Wheatgrass
20% Sheep Fescue
20% Canada Bluegrass
20% Hard Fescue
10% Lewis Flax
- Purpose: Lawn/Turf and Xeriscaping
- Latin Name:
- Zone: 3, 4, and 5
- Height: 15#/acre or 1-2 # per 1000 sq ft.
- Flower Seeds: Lewis Flax
- Grass Seeds: Canby Bluegrass, Crested Wheatgrass, and Hard Fescue
- Turf Types:
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 1 - Very Sunny
- Cool/Warm: Cool
- Min. Precipitation: 12" - 15"
- Seeds Per Pound:
- Native/Introduced: Mixed
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Bloom Period:
- Planting Rate: 15#/acre or 1-2 # per 1000 sq ft.
- Cold Hardiness: Hardy
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