Drought Tolerant, Low Impact, Eco-Friendly
Prairie Nursery developed No Mow Lawn Seed Mix in 1994 as an ecological alternative to the traditional high resource-input lawn. A specially designed blend of fescue grasses, No Mow grows in sun and shade, and also performs well as a footpath or border with moderate traffic. Once established, No Mow forms a lush green carpet of grass.
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- Reduces mowing to once or twice a year
- Once established, No Mow requires little, if any, watering
- Fertilizers are not needed, or recommended
- Established turf chokes out weed growth
- Forms a thick flowing turf that withstands moderate foot traffic
- Thrives in full sun or partial shade
- Grows in any well-drained soil
- Seeding rate is 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft., and 220 lbs. per acre.
No Mow Lawn Establishes Quickly. It thrives in most soil types and light conditions, but does not tolerate heavy shade or poorly drained clay. The minimum height for mowing is 3 - 4” which may be a once or twice-yearly mowing, depending upon the preferred result.
Interlocking Fescues Form a Dense, Durable Sod. The “creeping” fescues interlock with "bunch forming" fescues to form a dense sod that withstands moderate foot traffic and infiltration from weeds, once estblished. The fescues and their relatively deep root systems (up to 9”) enhance drought-resistance by reducing water loss and reaching deeper water reserves.
Site Preparation is VERY Important. No Mow should be planted on a prepared site from which all competing species have been removed. Seeds can be hand-broadcast or distributed with a grass-seed spreader and should be lightly raked-in and then watered well for the first two months when needed. Germination can be expected in one to two weeks.
Fall is the Best Time to Sow. Fall plantings have fewer competing weeds, while spring plantings often face more competition from weeds. Once established, No Mow is a low-maintenance, drought tolerant, attractive choice for large or small landscape needs.
The recommended seeding rate for No Mow is 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft., and 220 lbs. per acre.
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