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AAS5P05 (5 Pounds)
AAS5P10 (10 Pounds)
AAS5P25 (25 Pounds)
|Common Name||Orchard Grass|
|Botanical Name||Dactylis glomerata|
|Seed Life Cycle||Perennials|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade|
|Mature Height||18" tall|
|Grass Type||Cool Season|
|Coverage||5 lbs covers 8,712 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 17,424 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1 acre
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Advantages||Groundcover, Erosion Control|
|Additional Information||Excellent forage for horses and other livestock.|
|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||Yes|
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.
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.
Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.
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.
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.
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.
Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.
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 48 hours or less. 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.View Shipping Rate Chart
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Comments about American Meadows Orchard Grass Seeds:
I used these seeds in combination with red and white clover to provide some wildlife habitat. The land where I sowed the seeds is a ways from my house and has no access to water so I wasn't able to give the seeds the best care, though I watered when I could. I also wasn't planting at the best time being early spring. Despite this, the seeds all sprouted quickly and the grass looks vigorous. Very pleased with the performance of this seed.
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.
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