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Eco-Grass: Low Maintenance Lawn Alternative

Eco-Grass: Low Maintenance Lawn Alternative
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Our prices are the lowest + Eco-grass now ships free! (within the contiguous United States)  This blend of fine-leaved fescue grasses is the responsible alternative to an energy-intensive conventional turf lawn. Eco-Grass is also an excellent choice for solid border areas or footpaths adjacent to native plantings.  This versatile grass blend of cultivar fescues establishes quickly, growing into a flowing carpet that can go unmowed or be mowed to a recommended 3” height occasionally or frequently, depending on rainfall, application and intended use. Eco-Grass grows in most soil types and sun conditions, thriving in all but the darkest and wettest settings in clay or heavy soils. The thin blades of the fescues and their relatively deep root systems (4-9”) enhance drought-resistance by reducing water loss and reaching deeper water reserves.

When Eco-Grass reaches about eight inches and begins to form seed heads, it tends to bow or flop over, which can add an attractive naturalistic flow to landscape highlights. Once established, it is durable under moderate foot traffic if mowed as a path or lawn. It resists invasion by filling in well but will not encroach on neighboring plantings.

Eco-Grass yields big savings as a lawn alternative by eliminating or reducing the need for pesticides, fertilizers and frequent watering or mowing. These slow-growing fescues establish even in light or low-nutrient soils and hold no attraction for lawn grubs, the problematic larvae that thrive in shorter-rooted turf grasses.


A cool-season grass blend, Eco-Grass is best planted on a prepared site from which all weeds or competing species have been removed in early fall or early spring.  Early-fall plantings have the advantage of fewer competing weeds. The seeds can be hand-broadcast or distributed with a grass-seed spreader and should be lightly raked in and then watered well for the first month or two, if needed. Depending upon conditions, germination can be expected in one to two weeks. Its cool-season nature shows in its bright-green luster in late autumn, followed by browning in dormancy and an early spring green-up.

Eco-Grass does not need to over-winter to break germination inhibitors. Seeds sown in late fall or winter will lie dormant until spring. Even sandy soils can suit it but frequent watering may be necessary on very dry sites or in dry seasons until the plants are established. Once it fills in, Eco-Grass is a low-maintenance, attractive choice for many specific landscaping needs for home and garden.

Customer praise for Eco-Grass: "Thank you Prairie Moon for the Eco Grass. We planted Eco Grass last fall and are impressed with its quick growth and ability to fill in. It was planted in a low, uneven area behind our native planting and vegetable garden (see photos, left). During heavy rains this area would fill with water and was slow to drain. The Eco Grass absorbs the excess water therefore solving the problem of standing water. It looks great, is an excellent backdrop to the prairie and garden, and needs no maintenance." - Al K., Powell, OH

Recommended seeding rate: 5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.  220 lbs./acre

Quantity discounts available, please select your "Qty Pricing Group" below followed by the Qty (# of lbs):
1-19 lbs.: $5.50/lb.
20-49 lbs.: $4.50/lb.
50-99 lbs.: $4.00/lb.
100+ lbs.: $3.75/lb.


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