Colorado Native Grass Seed Mix
*********Also native for New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana**********
15% Perennial Ryegrass (used as a shortlived nurse-grass)
15% Sheep Fescue
12% Wheatgrass, Slender
5% Sideoats Grama
5% Green Needle Grass
5% Idaho Fescue
5% Arizona Fescue
5% Wheatgrass, Bluebunch
5% Wheatgrass, Streambank
5% Sanddrop Seed
2.5% Blue Grams
2.5% Buffalo Grass
This mix is comprised of mostly native grasses which, once established, are drought-tolerant and require lower maintenance than most other grasses.
SEEDING RATE: Use 2 pounds over 1,000 square feet up to 4 pounds for a thicker stand. Rake into the top 1/4 inch of soil, and if possible, irrigate until established.
MATURE HEIGHT: 12 to 18 inches. Most are bunch grasses. Good companion mix for wildflowers, too! Use 1/4 lb Colorado Wildflower Mix with 5 lb. grass mix.
General Grass Seeding Tips:
Timing: Seed in the Spring or Fall when the soil temperature is 50 to 80 degrees
Preparation: Ensure adequate drainage of your site. Cultivate 4-6 inches with topsoil. Incorporation of a starter fertilizer will help provide proper nutrients for early growth. Keep seedbed firm, not fluffy.
Seeding: Using a drop spreader or a broadcast spreader, spread half the seed lengthwise over your site, then the other half crosswise over your site. A recommended seeding rate is listed on the seed tag.
Moisture: To help promote good seed germination, keep the newly seeded area moist at all times.
Maintenance: Mow for the first time when the grass is approx. 3-4 inches tall. Do not cut below 1.5 inches. A good fertilizer program will promote better disease control and encourage uniform grass growth.
Overseeding: To renovate an established lawn, mow very closely and rake deeply. Spread 1/2″ to 3/4″ of sand or topsoil over the area and overseed with chosen seed mix. Spring or Fall are excellent times for overseeding.