High Altitude Native Grass Seed Mix
20% Sheep Fescue
20% Mountain Brome
20% Slender Wheatgrass
12% Perennial Ryegrass
5% Tufted Hairgrass
8% Canada Bluegrass
6% Idaho Fescue
5% Rocky Mountain Fescue
6% Wild Ryegrass
2% Prairie Junegrass
Varieties of these species may change depending on availability. For the current varieties, please call.
Our High Altitude Native Grass 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.
SEEDING RATE: Use 2 -3 pounds per 1,000 square feet up to 25 pounds per acre. Rake into the top 1/4 inch of soil, and if possible, irrigate until established.
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 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. Incorporation of a starter fertilizer will help provide proper nutrients for early growth. Keep seed bed 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: 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.
For more grass seed planting tips, check out this post.