Application Rate: 5-7 lbs per 1000 square feet or 300 lbs per acre
Our most drought-tolerant alternative lawn. We hand-mix two tall fescues, including a Rhizomatous Tall Fescue type, that are deeply rooted to go further into the soil for water. We add nitrogen-fixing white clover and a sturdy herb, both of which stay green in long periods of drought. Crowds out weeds. Grows well in full sun to dappled shade.
Mow about once a month to maintain this lawn at a height between 2 and 4 inches.
Toccoa Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Toccoa'
Bloodhound Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea
Rhizing Star Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Rhizing Star'
White Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
White Clover - Trifolium repens
Features & Benefits: drought-tolerant, shade-tolerant, low-input, wear-tolerant, crowds out weeds
Recommended planting zones: see map