Less Water, Less Mowing & No Pesticides: Let's Do Lawns Differently

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Our No Mow Mix provides soft, deep-green grass that requires little to no maintenance throughout the spring and summer months.

 

There’s no doubt about it: lawns are a major part of the US landscape and probably aren’t going anywhere soon. Grass lawns provide an enjoyable environment for property owners and park-goers, and also support seed production and landscape maintenance industries. Who doesn't love a walk or a picnic on a soft green lawn?

Lawns are integral to our landscaping, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about them in a new way. Instead of choosing grasses that require constant watering, pesticides, and upkeep, it makes more sense to instead choose grass varieties that are low maintenance & low water, no matter where you live. This will benefit you as a homeowner, while also helping to reduce your negative impact on the earth.

How Grass Lawns Benefit Us:

  • Lawns help absorb and filter water as it moves from the sky to waterways. Without lawns, there could be much more flooding.
  • A lot of our outside life is centered around the lawn, including playing with our children on the soft grass, enjoying a picnic, playing soccer, and throwing the ball for our dogs.
  • Lawns can help cool urban and suburban areas down, helping to deter the effects of urban heat islands.
  • Lawns can absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere, and sink it deep into soil. 

How Lawns Negatively Affect Us:

  • Lawn care can be extremely wasteful. It uses a lot of energy to mow a lawn. Mowing makes lawn a carbon negative part of the landscape - meaning that more carbon dioxide is generated by most lawn maintenance than the grass absorbs.
  • Lawns can use large amounts of chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides which are very damaging to the environment, and harmful to the people or pets who interact with them.
  • Lawns can waste precious water resources, especially in areas where there is drought.

The Solution: Let's Do Lawns Differently.

We’re offering up grass varieties that create a better grass lawn solution. Our grasses need less water, less mowing, and no pesticides. They can save you time and energy from less mowing, while also growing without pesticides, and reducing the carbon imprint of your landscaping. These varieties are deep rooted and slow growing.

Grasses That Need Less Water, Less Mowing & No Pesticides

Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed: This low-growing, low-maintenance grass seed mixture is perfect for any lawn. The soft, green grass is extremely durable and tolerates high traffic, making it great for play areas. Like its name states, this mixture requires less mowing and water than traditional grass seed.

No Mow Lawn Grass Seed: This specially formulated mixture provides 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.

Short Grass Seed Mixture: The Short Grass Seed Mixture will grow to be about 12-36 inches and is comprised of Blue Grama, Sideoats Grama, Sand Dropseed, and Prairie Junegrass. This grass is low-growing, meaning it requires less mowing and tolerates dry soil and drought conditions, needing less water.

Northeast Native Grass Seed Mixture: This mixture is made up of warm and cool-season grasses that are native to the Northeast and will be a hardy, long-lasting solution to any area.

Southeast Native Grass Mixture: This mixture is made up of warm and cool-season grasses that are native to the Southeast and will be a hardy, long-lasting solution to any area.

Southwest Native Grass Seed Mix: Plant this easy-to-grow mixture to create an ornamental, wildlife-friendly meadow or to replace demanding, water-hungry lawns.*Mixture includes ornamental varities which is not ideal for foot-traffic.

Midwest Native Grass Seed Mix: Midwest Shortgrass Native Grass Seed Mix is a low-maintenance blend perfect for adding year-long interest to meadows, lawns, and garden beds. *Mixture includes ornamental varities which is not ideal for foot-traffic.

Western Native Grass Seed Mix:Western Native Grass Seed Mix is made up of seven native grasses that require little water and maintenance.*Mixture includes ornamental varities which is not ideal for foot-traffic.

Pacific Northwest Native Grass Seed Mix: This mixture is made up of warm and cool-season grasses that are native to the Pacific Northwest and will be a hardy, long-lasting solution to any area. *Mixture includes ornamental varities which is not ideal for foot-traffic.

This year, do your lawn differently! Choose one of these mixtures and reduce the water, mowing, and pesticides you put into your lawn.

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Grass And Ground Cover Seeds

  1. Soil Boost & Pollinator Seed Mix

    Our Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes, including Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch, and Sainfoin. Small white, pink, purple, and gold flowers attract ...

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    Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix Balansa Clover, Berseem Clover, Yellow Sweet Clover, Sainfoin, Hairy Vetch & Alfalfa Trifolium michelianum Savi, Trifolium alexandrinum, Melilotus officinalis, Onobrychis vicifolia, Vicia villosa & Medicago sativa
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1 Pound
    Our Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes, including Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch, and Sainfoin. Small white, pink, purple, and gold flowers attract and nourish pollinators. Hardworking legumes suppress weeds, fix nutrients into the soil, improve soil condition, and prevent erosion. This is an excellent choice for groundcover and covercrops, as well as lawn replacement, or adding to a wildflower meadow. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
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  2. White Dutch White Clover Seeds, Trifolium repens, Dutch White Clover Seeds

    Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in...

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    Dutch White Clover Seeds Dutch White Clover Seeds Trifolium repens
    As low as $38.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in your pasture mixture. The elegant, white flowers create a sweeping carpet of white. (Trifolium repens)
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  3. Northeast Native Grass Seed Mix

    This mixture is made up of warm and cool-season grasses that are native to the Northeast and will be a hardy, long-lasting solution to any area....

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    Northeast Native Grass Seed Mix Northeast Native Grass Mix
    As low as $10.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    This mixture is made up of warm and cool-season grasses that are native to the Northeast and will be a hardy, long-lasting solution to any area.
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  4. Southeast Native Grass Seed Mix

    Southeast Native Grass Seed Mix is an easy-to-grow combination of grasses that are native to the Southeastern part of the United States. Featuring Little Bluestem Grass, Virginia Wil...

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    Southeast Native Grass Seed Mix Southeast Native Grass Mix
    As low as $18.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Southeast Native Grass Seed Mix is an easy-to-grow combination of grasses that are native to the Southeastern part of the United States. Featuring Little Bluestem Grass, Virginia Wildrye, Purpletop, and more, this mixture is perfect for planting in pastures and meadows. Turn your high-maintenance lawn into a low maintenance, ornamental native prairie.
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