Foothills Grass Seed Mixture
20% Smooth Brome, Manchar
15% Annual Rygrass, VNS
15% Slender Wheatgrass, Revenue
15% Hard Fescue,VNS
10% Western Wheatgrass, Arriba
10% Pubescent Wheatgrass, Luna
5% Big Bluestem, Kaw
5% Yellow Indiangrass, Cheyenne
This is a mixture of both cool and warm season grasses adapted to elevations from 3000 to 8000 feet. Provides natural cover and soil stabilization in dry-land situations.
This mix has a multi-year shelf life when stored in a Cool and Dry environment. Additional seed purchased this year can be used for years to come when stored properly.
SEEDING RATE: 20-25 pounds per acre or 1/2-1 pound per 1000 square feet. Rake into the top 1/4 inch of soil, water daily or as needed to keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach 2 inches tall.
General Grass Seeding Tips:
Timing: Seed in the Spring or Fall when the soil temperature is 60 to 70 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: Do not mow to less than 6 inches in height. Overseed bare spots to minimize weed growth. Spring or Fall are excellent times for overseeding.