High Altitude Native Grass Seed Mix
20% Sheep Fescue
16% Mountain Brome
20% Slender Wheatgrass
12% Perennial Ryegrass
5% Tufted Hairgrass
8% Canada Bluegrass
6% Idaho Fescue
5% Rocky Mountain Fescue
6% Wild Ryegrass
2% Prairie Junegrass
This mix is comprised of 75% native grasses commonly found at elevations above 8,000 feet. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and requires far less maintenance than other ‘introduced’ grasses. Mature height is 12-18 inches.
SEEDING RATE: Use 2 -3 pounds per 1,000 square feet up to 25 pounds per acre. 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 High Altitude 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: Allow grass seed heads to dry before cutting down or mowing. Do not mow to less than 6 inches in height and allow the seed to disperse. Overseed bare spots to minimize weed growth. Spring or Fall are excellent times for overseeding.