Our most drought-tolerant alternative lawn that water-conscience municipalities have been specifying it for years. We hand-mix two tall fescues, including an RTF type, that are deeply rooted to go further into the soil for water. We add a nitrogen-fixing Microclover and a sturdy herb, both of which stay green in long periods of drought. Crowds out weeds. Improved tall fescue varieties with high turf quality now make this a greener alternative for lawns.
Essential Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Essential'
Rhizing Star RTF Tall Fescue - Festuca arundinacea 'Rhizing Star'
White Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Microclover® - Trifolium repens var Pipolina ssp Microclover
Application Rate: 5-7 lbs per 1000 square feet or 200 lbs per acre
Features & Benefits: drought-tolerant, shade-tolerant, low-input, wear-tolerant, crowds out weeds
Recommended planting zones: see map