How to Landscape “Green” With No-Mow and Low-Grow Grasses

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With lawn mowers emitting 10 to 30 times the pollution than your average car for every hour that it’s running; the lawn in your landscape is a good place to start reducing your carbon footprint.

No-Mow and Low-Grow lawns require a cut only once or twice a year; saving time, money and the environment.

NO-MOW-Lawn-Mix_Thumb.jpg There are several types of lawn that are geared toward being environmentally friendly by reducing the need for water and mowing.

If you’re looking to create a landscape that requires less maintenance and water your lawn may be the perfect place to start.

*Pacific Sod* offers a No-Mow fine fescue blend that has a dense growth of fine blades that reach about 18″ long and lay over creating a “rolling hills” look. This blend of grass only requires an optional cut once or twice a year (at 2″- 2 1/2″ to avoid scalping). It also maintains it’s deep green color for most of the year. During summer months it does lighten in extreme heat but naturally regains it’s color as temperatures decrease.

This variety thrives in cooler climates and is ideal for shaded areas, hard to mow areas and hard to water areas.

img0800gif_Thumb.jpg ** Has a variety of lawn that is low growth and no mow. The blades grow to about 3-6″ in height thus requiring no mowing. The manufacturer recommends that no chemicals be used on the lawn as it will kill the micro-organisms that keep it fed. This blend also requires very little water and can go up to several weeks without. In desert areas it only requires a light sprinkling of water in the evenings 2 or 3 times a week.

This variety by can be planted over your existing lawn

 untitled_Thumb.jpg These are just a couple of low growth, low water and low maintenance varieties of lawn that you can find out there. With a little searching you can find an eco-friendly variety of lawn that will save you money, time, water and your environment.

Make a difference and feel good about going green with your landscape


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