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.
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, deep rooted fescues establish even in low-nutrient soils. The reduced need for summer watering makes Eco-grass less attractive than irrigated lawns for pests like lawn grubs, the problematic larvae that feed on turfgrass roots.
A cool-season grass blend, Eco-Grass is best planted spring or early fall, on a prepared site from which all weeds or competing species, and the weed seed bank in the soil, have been removed prior to planting. Early Fall plantings have the advantage of moderate temperatures and fewer competing weeds, while Spring plantings have the advantage of early-season soil moisture. Seeds can be hand broadcast or distributed with a grass-seed spreader and should be lightly raked in and then watered 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 fall, followed by browning in dormancy and an early spring green up.
Eco-Grass does not need to overwinter 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
"Our Eco-Grass lawn fits perfectly with our desire to welcome wildlife and eliminate pollution from noise, gas and chemicals. And after 15 years it remains lush and beautiful and requires almost no maintenance." - Joanna Eckles, Stillwater, MN
RECOMMENDED SEEDING RATE: 5 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. - 220 lbs. per acre
*NOTE: we sell PURE SEED, not coated seed, giving you 36% more seed per pound compared to some other fine fescue blends on the market.
36 Questions asked on Eco-Grass - per lb
EcoGrass does not hold up to heavy foot traffic well. If pets or people walk or run the same area every day, a wear and tear will be noticeable with trampled grass and eventually bare spots.
Spring has the advantage of early-season soil moisture, while early-fall plantings have the advantage of fewer competing weeds.
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.
Shipping & Handling Charges:ECO-GRASS SHIPS FREE, within the contiguous US; we cannot send Eco-Grass to Canada.
Shipping Season:Eco-Grass seed can be sent year-round. Most orders ship within a day or two upon receipt.
We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee.