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Bluestem's Enviro-Turf - Low Water, Low Maintenance Lawn Seed Mix - Wholesale

close-up of an Enviro-Turf lawn
pencil is shown for scale

Bluestem's Enviro-Turf - a low maintenance lawn seed

Want a lawn that is less work?

Just imagine a dark green lawn (even in the heat of summer) that needs watering every 10 days to two weeks, rarely requires fertilizer and grows slowly, resulting in less frequent mowing.

Visit our blog to read about how George in San Diego, California, cut his water bill in half.

This mix produces a lawn that looks very much like a conventional lawn. The mix consists of:

  • Sheep Fescue
  • Chewings Fescue
  • Hard Fescue
  • Creeping Red Fescue
  • Perennial Ryegrass - contains endophyte (repel grubs)

Planting time is spring or fall and germination takes roughly 7 to 10 days. For best results, use Bluestem's Enviro-Turf in clean well-drained, weed-free soil. Keep the ground slightly damp until the seeds sprout, then be sure the new lawn is watered frequently for the first season.

In the second season of growth, try cutting back the water as much as possible. Watch the grass for signs of needing water. If the blades look dull-green in color, that is the sign that they are thirsty. Often a lawn will have an area where this will show up before any other area. That is the signal to water the entire lawn.

Our Enviro-Turf mix is suitable for all of the US and most of Canada, however it is not suitable for soil that is constantly wet and has poor drainage.

Information regarding overseeding is on our Retail page.

Seeding rate is 1.5-3 lbs per 1000 sq ft. Our 2 kg bag (4.4 lbs) covers 1500-2200 sq ft.


2 kg (4.4 lb) bags: $25.00 ea; Suggested retail: $35.00    

case of 10 bags (20 kg/44 lb): $210.00; Suggested retail: $35.00/bag

for bulk sales: 50# bag (22.7 kg) - $225.00

Phone to order: Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm, Pacific Time