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Organic Lawn - Select The Proper Seed

An Organic Lawn saves natural resources, maintenance time and money and makes for a healthier yard for you and your family. Find out what is available.

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Organic Lawn - Start With The Right Lawn Seed Selection

Of anything in our total landscape picture, our lawns typically consume the most water, fertilizer, pesticides and labor hours than everything else in our home environment put together.

One way to reduce these resources is to minimize our lawn area and with the lawn area that is left, find ways to reduce the consumption of labor and materials used in the upkeep. Think about it. Wouldn't you like to minimize your irrigation times, mowing time and lawn maintenance? These things are all possible with the proper selection of seed for your area and your taste.

Organic Lawn Design Items You Should Consider:
  • Consider a drought-tolerant grass
  • Provide a high-tech controller for smart irrigation.
  • Use only organic fertilizers for healthy grass
  • Eliminate the use of insecticides for insect control.
  • Eliminate the use of herbicides.
  • Provide an easy-to-mow plan for your lawn.
Drought Tolerant Grasses For An Organic Lawn: Bermuda Grass:

This is the popular grass in the sun belt states. It has very good heat and drought tolerance. Bermuda Grass has a dark side though. It becomes very invasive and has the nick name of "Devil Grass" by frustrated gardeners. The grass loves the sun and will tolerate very little shade.

Blue Grama Grass:

Blue Grama is also a drought-tolerant grass, but unlike bermuda grass it is very cold tolerant. This grass is known to survive as far north a North Dakota. It is slow growing and kind of clumpy, so it does not give you that green carpet appearance. It only needs to be mowed 3 or 4 times year, which tends make it more lawn-like in appearance.

Buffalo Grass:

Buffalo Grass is much like Blue Grama. It is a short prairie grass and is best used for a natural landscape where you mow it only once or twice a year.

It needs little water as it is accustomed to the prairie setting. It has a blue-green appearance and is really quite lovely when left natural.

Centipede Grass:

Centipede Grass thrives in acidic dry soil and lives through just about anything. It is very drought-tolerant, but it does go dormant very easily - giving you a brown lawn very quickly without water.

Rye Grasses:

Very inexpensive. Basically stay away from these as they die out as the warm season arrives. Consider their use only for over-seeding and keeping erosion down.

Seashore Paspalum:

Well suited as a salt tolerant grass and is very drought tolerant. The grass has a very fine textures, spreads by above-ground runners, so it needs to be confined. Spread salt on your lawn to kill weeds with this grass and it only will kill the weeds, not the grass.

St. Augustine Grass:

Most popular in the south and west. It is deep-rooted, giving it drought-tolerance. This grass can only be planted from sprigs, plugs or sod, not from seed.

Zoysia Grass:

Zoysia Grass is often called the miracle organic lawn grass, there are 3 species available. Japanese, Manila and Korean. While the Korean is used more for ground cover purposes the others provide a tough and resilient turf once established. Japanese varieties include Meyer and El Toro.

Manila has stiff flat leaves and a deep green color. The most common way to plant Zoysia is with lawn plugs. Zoysia is also known for it's drought-tolerant properties. This is typically used in warm climates.

This is such a great product because of it's low water usage and minimal maintenance requirements, we have dedicated an entire article to it. Visit our article on Zoysia Grass to find out a lot more about this tremendous product.

To find out more about this grass, be sure to visit our article on Zoysia Grass.

No Mow Grass:

This is another wonderful grass for efficient use of natural resources. Tired of mowing your grass? Have only a few spare days in the summer to fertilize and apply herbicides etc.? Give No Mow Grass a try.

You only have to mow about once a month during the peak growing season and rarely if ever do you need to apply either herbicides or pesticides.

Also, irrigation requirement are minimal. So you save on fossil fuels, water, poison applications and you get to sit in your lawn chair. What is better than that? Find out more about the revolutionary product in our article on No Mow Grass.