No Mow Lawn Grass Seed

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Tired of constantly mowing the lawn? Plant our specially formulated No Mow Lawn Mix for soft, deep-green grass that requires little to no maintenance throughout the spring and summer months. These varieties are also drought-resistant and easy to grow.

Zones 3 - 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKU AAS5BXX

This cool season grass mix contains 6 different fescues - Jamestown Chewing, Quatro Sheep, Sea Link Slender, Sword, Aurora and Kent Creeping.

Save time, water, fuel and money by planting our No Mow Lawn Mix! This thick, gorgeous-green mixture of low-growing, fine-textured turf grasses creates a spectacular, soft lawn. It is comprised of varieties that require little care and mowing. If left alone, the grass creates a soft pattern. If you prefer a more pristine, manicured look, this mixture only requires mowing every four to six weeks. All six grass varieties are also drought-resistant and withstand most growing conditions. It thrives best when planted in March through early May, or August through September. Plant 5 lbs per every 1,000 square feet of area.

Associated SKUs
AAS5BXX
AAS5B05 (5 Pounds)
AAS5B10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name No Mow Lawn Grass Seed
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 5 lbs covers 1,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 2,000 sq ft.
Grass Type Cool Season
Soil Moisture Average
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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 Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Download our printable Grass Planting Guide, with Seeding Rates.

Create a Low-Maintenance Lawn or Add Nutrients to Your Soil with Grass and Groundcover Seeds.

Orchard Grass
Orchard Grass is a versatile variety that can be planted as a cover crop.

Getting Started: 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 before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

Which plants are best for cover crops?

Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

Planting rates vary 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 chart on the back page of this guide.

If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

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 Gold™) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

Step-By-Step Planting Instructions

Medium Red Clover
Medium Red Clover helps add nutrients to soil.
  1. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended 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 east to west.
  2. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.
  3. 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 depth 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.
  4. 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 deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Further Reading:

Most orders ship within 5 business days.

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 approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Excellent for the Northern Plains

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      Comments about American Meadows No Mow Lawn Grass Seed:

      Survives on rainfall of 10-15" and looks great. Wlll save me hundreds if not thousands in water bills each month. I killed half the lawn last fall and reseeded with this mix as an experiment and it was filled in and beautiful by the end of this summer. Needs to be mowed maybe once a month to be front-yard perfect but I suspect doing that will increase its need for water, so I will probably leave it alone. It's about 4-6 inches high unmowed. Have seeded the other half of the backyard this fall. Next year, the front. I have massive amounts of lawn on city water so this is a significant water-saver for me.

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      Would not recommend for a house lawn

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      from Southwest Wisconsin

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          I planted this grass seed for my newly built house. I planted in the fall it came up great, following spring looked great for 2 months. Once the high heat little rain months came the spots in full sun died and other areas were infected by a disease that killed it. The sun baked and diseased areas never came back so I replanted some very large areas. This year summer same thing happened, another note this grass is very weak. If I drive my truck or tractor in the yard the areas where the tires drove kills the grass even with only one pass. I have decided to replant my entire yard with a normal grass seed mix. This was advertised as drought and disease resistant however its actually the opposite. Also its stated it grows a think root system choking out weeks, my yard is full of weeds even in the think grass shaded areas.

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          I really love it.

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            Comments about American Meadows No Mow Lawn Grass Seed:

            We have an area next to our house that seems to just grow weeds. I planted some of the seed last year and it has been coming up, this Spring I replanted the top of the area again,( slanted) and it is coming up. Plus I planted more areas this year and it is growing. We have had a rainy Spring which really helped. I think part of the secret is to keep the seeded area damp. I love how low and soft the grass is. Hasn't been deterred by the occasional doggie usage.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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