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Eco-Grass Low Maintenance Lawn Blend


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Our prices are the lowest + Eco-Grass 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, also called Eco Lawn or No Mow, 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. Ecograss grows in most soil types and sun conditions but is not suitable for wet soil or full shade. 

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 8” it begins to form seed heads and tends to flop over, which can add an attractive naturalistic flow to your landscape. Once established, it is durable under moderate foot traffic. 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 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 plantingSpring plantings have the advantage of early-season soil moisture, while early fall plantings have the advantage of moderate temperatures and fewer competing weeds.  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 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

17 Questions asked on Eco-Grass






Q Katjy • August 11 Will this eco grass do well in SE Virginia's Coastal plain, zone 7B/8 in full sun?
A Prairie Moon • August 13 Hi. We have a US map loaded in the photo roll. SE VA is in the 'tan' area; it could work but not in dry soils.
Q Kayce • August 17 Hello, I have somewhat large areas of dead grass on a 1 acre property that I would like to grow the eco grass in. My question is, Will The dead grass need to be removed before seeding?
A Prairie Moon • August 19 Hi Kayce. Yes, Eco-Grass should have a clean slate to start. Remove existing weeds AND the weed seed bank. Seed needs to make good soil contact to germinate and there should not be existing lawn grass or weed competition during the establishment season.
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Recommended seeding rate: 5 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.  220 lbs/acre
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.  Spring has the advantage of early-season soil moisture, while 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.
*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to our MN Sales Tax of 7.375%.

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.

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Lbs/Acre
5 lbs/1000 sq ft; 220 lbs/acre
Germination Code
A
Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height
8 inches
USDA Zones
2-7
Catalog Number
ECOG