Eco-Lawn Grass Seed
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Eco-Lawn™ is a blend of carefully selected fescue grasses developed by Wild Flower Farm in Ontario. The blend is 100% zone 3 hardy, grows in sun or deep shade, is highly drought tolerant once established, and has a beautiful green colour. Eco-Lawn™ does not require fertilizing and can be mown or left un-mown (but still look tidy). Eco-Lawn™ has been happily grown by thousands of lawn owners across North America, including many in Manitoba!
- Save Time: Virtually maintenance-free, Eco-Lawn germinates quickly but turns into a slow-growing grass once it takes root. This means you only need to mow once a month! Its deep-reaching roots make it drought resistant too, eliminating the need for time-consuming watering, fertilization or aerating!
- Save Money: Reduced mowing and watering, combined with the elimination of the need to fertilize dramatically reduce the costs of maintaining an Eco-Lawn compared to a conventional turf.
- Save the Environment: Water conservation is now a necessity and Eco-Lawn is the dream lawn for today's ecologically conscious society. This all-natural, all-organic blend of fine fescue grasses eliminates the need for chemically based fertilizers and pesticides. Once established, it seldom requires watering and since it is slow-growing, it reduces your mowing time which reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions!
Did you know that a lawnmower running for one hour emits the same amount of pollution as 40 new automobiles running for one hour?
Did you know that over 13 million gallons (49,210,353.4 litres) are spilt annually when filling up lawnmowers, trimmers and other landscaping power tools? That is 2 million gallons (7,570,9823.6 litres) more than was spilled from the Exxon Valdez!
Since Eco-Lawn needs to be mowed only once a month at the most, you will be reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and dramatically reducing gasoline spillage!
Eco-Lawn is the ultimate low-maintenance lawn. This specially designed blend of seven fine fescue grasses grows to form a dense turf on loam, well-drained clay and even in infertile, dry soils! Eco-Lawn thrives in full sun, part shade and even in deep shade conditions! Eco-Lawn reduces your maintenance time and costs . . . with Eco-Lawn you don’t have to mow, water, fertilize or aerate . . . saving you time and money and helping to create a healthier environment
Eco-Lawn produces grass blades that are very thin and thus don't require the amount of water that typical, thick bladed lawn grasses demand. Eco-Lawn also creates roots that grow deep into the ground, so Eco-Lawn can seek out needed nutrients and water naturally, thus eliminating the need for watering. Eco-Lawn is perfect for areas where water conservation is important and is excellent for establishing new lawns, erosion buffers and bank stabilization.
No fertilizers or chemicals required!
Eco-Lawn, unlike traditional turf grasses, creates a deep root system. It will make roots up to 9 inches (22.86 cm) deep in hard pan clay soils and up to 14 inches (35.56 cm) deep in sandy soils! These deep root systems enable Eco-Lawn to naturally source the nutrients it requires from the soil so you don't need to add chemical fertilizers!
Less vulnerable to grubs!
Grubs are the larvae of June Bugs and non-native Japanese Beetles. These creatures live as grubs in moist soils for two years and then emerge as adults in early summer. The adults-only live for about 6 weeks, so their number one goal is to reproduce! In nature, the female beetles, once pregnant, lay their eggs in the moist soils of pond edges and stream banks. Today, grubs are most often found in well-watered lawns. This is because the traditional lawn has no real root systems and demands that you water it, making the soil surface of your lawn soft and damp - the exact conditions that the female beetles want to lay their eggs in! Since Eco-Lawn requires very little, if any, watering once established, the surface of the soil is hard and thus it is less attractive to the adult beetles looking to lay their eggs. So they simply go somewhere else to lay their eggs and you don't get grubs!
Reduce your mowing time or don't mow at all!
Eco-Lawn while quick to germinate, is a very slow-growing grass that has a fine-textured, dense, low-growing habit, so you don't have to mow it if you don't want to! Left unmown, over the course of a full growing season, Eco-Lawn's grass blades will grow to about 9 inches long, but because the blades of Eco-Lawn are so fine, it falls over to about a 4-inch height creating Eco-Lawn's gentle, flowing carpet-like appearance. If you prefer a more ‘cropped lawn look’, occasional mowing will be necessary. Mow Eco-Lawn no more than once a month to a height of 3 to 4 inches for a classic lawn look.
A study published in the year 2000, entitled "Residential Landscapes: Comparison of Maintenance Costs, Time and Resources" prepared by Ecological Outlook for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation determined that drought tolerant, slow growing low maintenance lawns such as Eco-Lawn had the "lowest annual maintenance costs" of all forms of landscaping and were "the most time, material and cost-efficient" of all landscape types studied.
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