Our exclusive Rough & Ready Eco-turf mix of drought tolerant grasses and Microclover® is an earth-friendly, low maintenance sustainable lawn. As its name implies, Rough & Ready holds up well to wear- perfect for kids, pets and high traffic areas.
Rough & Ready is more shade tolerant than our other alternative lawn options. Once established it requires little supplemental irrigation or fertilizer and tolerates acidic and shady planting sites.
The Microclover in the mix feeds the companion grasses with nitrogen making them look great all year long. The extremely drought-tolerant Microclover maintains a nice dark green color once established and should not require irrigation in most climates. Its inclusion with the grasses allows the soil to retain more moisture in dry periods which sustains an overall green appearance of grass through the summer. Start an entirely new lawn with Rough & Ready or overseed onto existing perennial ryegrass and/or fine fescue lawns to gain some important eco-lawn benefits.
Mow about once a month to maintain this lawn at a height between 2 and 5 inches.
Banfield Perennial Ryegrass - Lolium perenne 'Banfield'
Eureka II Hard Fescue - Festuca trachyphylla 'Eureka II'
Quatro Tetraploid Sheep Fescue - Festuca ovina 'Quatro'
Microclover - Trifolium repens var Pipolina ssp Microclover
Features & Benefits: drought tolerant, shade tolerant, wear tolerant, quick establishment, works well for overseeding a traditional lawn
Application Rate: 5-7 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 200 lbs per acre
Recommended planting zones: see map