High Altitude Native Grass Seed Mix
Rocky Mountain Fescue
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Our High Altitude Native Grass Seed 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.
MATURE HEIGHT: 12 to 18 inches. Most are bunch grasses. Good companion mix for wildflowers, too! Use 1/4 lb Rocky Mountain Wildflower Mix with 5 lb. grass mix.
High Altitude Native Grass Seed Mix Seeding Tips:
Seed in the Spring or Fall when the soil temperature is 50 to 80 degrees
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.
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.
To help promote good seed germination, keep the newly seeded area moist at all times.
Allow grass seed heads to dry before cutting down or mowing. Do not mow to less than 6 inches in height and allow seed to disperse. Overseed bare spots to minimize weed growth. Spring or Fall are excellent times for overseeding.
Read more in our post: 5 Easy Tips for Successfully Planting Grass Seed
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