Lawn Alternative - Eco-Mow Turf Seed (Low Maintenance Lawn Blend)

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  • Regular price $ 300.00


This special blend grass lawn blend was created specifically for those areas where low maintenance is a must such as steep hillsides, deep roughs on golf courses, RV parks, Cabins, or planting with wildflowers, or for lazy homeowners like me :) It's great in small or large landscapes! It's relatively deep roots help it compete well against weeds and makes it more drought-resistant than typical turf.

If left to its own devices, it reaches 6-8" in height and forms flowing mounds of grass and seed heads. If you decide to mow we recommend 3 inches, high mowing has many benefits from weed reduction to gas savings and your Eco-Mow lawn will have a more traditional turf look.

Even though Eco-Mow is non-native it has many benefits over traditional turf:

  • Forms a dense sod
  • Requires little fertilizer if any
  • Requires little water if any once established
  • Less mowing per year if desired
  • Adaptable to a wide range of soils and growing conditions
    • Very good adaptation to shade and full sunlight
    • Thrives in most moderately to well-drained soils
    • Adaptable to a wide range of soil pH
    • Excellent for moderate foot traffic 
    • Quality turf even on unfavorable sites
    • Rapid establishment

Timing is critical to assure success when seeding cool-season grasses like this one. Mid-August to early-September is the ideal time for seeding lawns in northern Illinois. April would be the second choice. Seeding in late spring through mid-summer often leads to problems as the summer heat slows or stops grass development of our cool-season grasses and they are often stressed from drought.

Seeding Rate
  • New Seeding Rate:
    • 8 lbs/1000 sq ft
    • 220 lbs/acre
  • Over-seeding:
    • 3-4 lbs/1000 sq ft
    • 175 lbs/acre

 

25% Hard Fescue, 25% Chewings Fescue, 25% Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Sheeps Fescue

*All mixes may vary in % composition and species composition based upon availability.

 

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