Colorado Native Grass Seed Mix
(for intermountain areas up to 7500 ft. elevation)
Also native for New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana
Intermediate Ryegrass (used as a shortlived nurse-grass)
Green Needle Grass
Varieties of these species may change from those listed above depending on availability. For the current varieties, please call.
Our Colorado Native Grass Seed Mix is comprised of mostly native grasses which, once established, are drought-tolerant and require lower maintenance than most other grasses.
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.
Colorado Native Grass Mix 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. The 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.
Learn more with BBB Seed’s grass seed planting tips.
Learn more about Cover Crops from the Colorado State University Extension Service.