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Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed

Product Size SKU Price Quantity
5 Pounds 5 lbs covers 500 square feet. AAS6B05
Price: $34.95
10 Pounds 10 lbs covers 1000 square feet. AAS6B10
Price: $64.95

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This low-growing, low-maintenance grass seed mixture is perfect for your lawn. The soft, green grass is extremely durable and tolerates high traffic, making it great for play areas.
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
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SKU AAS6BXX
Common Name Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 5 lbs covers 500 square feet.
10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.
Soil Moisture Average
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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What's in this Mix?
Love the look of turf grass but don’t want to maintain and water constantly? Our specially formulated Dwarf Fescue Lawn Seed Mix is the perfect solution. It creates low-maintenance, low water, low-growing turf grass for yards, play areas and more. The varieties in this mix are extremely durable and easy to grow, creating a long-lasting, lush lawn with little work.

This grass has great resistance to disease and insect attack. It thrives throughout most of the country and tolerates most growing conditions.

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Poor Germination

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from Coppell Texas

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    • Flimsy
    • Poor Germination
    • Unattractive

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      Comments about American Meadows Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

      Gress seed was heavily seeded in a shaded/semi shaded part of a backyard area but started germinating well but did not withstand continued germination and flourishing. It died off within 2 weeks with 4x weekly watering, using a ground net to avoid ground erosion, and soil was pre-emerged for improving nutrient value. I was very disappointed with the outcome.

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      doesn't grow in zone 9

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      from orlando, fl

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        • Dies In Zone 9 Full Sun

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          Comments about American Meadows Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed:

          Planted in February and it grew fine. By end of May, the central Florida sun had burned it out. The only grass to survive was in full shade. This grass would be better for up north.

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          How-To Guides

          When to Plant

          Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring:

          The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, but is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost. Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.

          Planting as a Cover Crop or Green Manure:

          If you’re planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, suppress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow the grass before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

          What Plants are Best for Cover Crops?

          Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

          Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

          Planting rates, depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet. To see planting rates for each individual variety, please view the following chart. If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

          VarietyTypeCoverage 500 Ft²Coverage 1000 Ft²
          Alsike CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Austrian Winter PeaCover Crop/Legume1 LB1 1/2 LB
          Blue Grama GrassWarm Season2 LB4 LB
          Buffalo GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Canada Wild Rye GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Chewings Fescue Cool Season1/2 LB1 LB
          Common VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
          Creeping Red FescueCool Season2 LB4 LB
          Crimson CloverCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
          Crown VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
          Dutch White CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Hairy VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 1/4 LB
          Hard Fescue GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Little Bluestem GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Low Work & Water Grass Mixture5 LB10 LB
          Medium Red CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          No Mow Lawn GrassGrass Mixture2.5 LB5 LB
          Northeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Partridge PeaCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Perennial Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Sheep FescueCool Season 1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Short Grass Seed MixtureGrass Mixture1/2 LB1/2 LB
          Smooth BromegrassCool Season1/2 LB1 LB
          Southeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Switchgrass ShelterWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Tall Grass Seed MixGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Timothy GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Vernal Alfalfa Cover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          White Ladino CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
          Winter Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume2 LB4 LB
          Yellow Blossom CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB

          Preparing the Area for Planting

          We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid GoldTM) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

          Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

          After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended seeded rate. See the back of the this guide for seeding rates. To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking North to South and 1/2 of the seed walking Easy to West.

          If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.

          Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum thickness of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, sterilized straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover Seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.

          Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.

          Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. This information can be found on our website at the specific product page. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.

          After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

          It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 309-7333

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          Most orders ship within 5 business days.

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.