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Blend Description/Uses Drought Tolerant  Resistant to Disease
/Insects
Grass Types in Blend New Lawn Rate
Turf Types         (Use half this rate for overseeding.)
Colorado General Turf Beautiful dark green to medium green color. Tolerates heavy foot traffic. Sun or moving shade. Yes Yes 40% Perennial Ryegrasses
30% Fescue
30% Bluegrasses
6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Front Range Classic Exceptional dark-green color. Good in heat and cold. Forms a dense sod with good wear tolerance. Yes Yes 40% Bluegrasses
30% Turf Fescue
30% Perennial Rye
6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Richlawn Pro-Turf Beautiful dark green color. Tolerates heat and cold. Great for heavy foot traffic & athletic areas. Slow growth habit. Very Yes/Yes 40% Perennial Ryegrasses
30% Tall Fescue
20% Bluegrasses
10% Texas Hybrid Bluegrass
5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Lo-Down Blues Blend Picture perfect blend of 3 improved bluegrasses.  Uniform dark green appearance. Good winter color. Withstands foot traffic.   Yes/No 100% Bluegrasses 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Tall Fescue Superb color and texture. Sun or shade. Can be mowed close. Very, with deep soil preparation. Yes 100% Turf-Type Tall Fescue 9 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Shade & Shadow Our best choice for Denver area lawns in shade to deep shade. Prefers dry conditions. Dark green color.  Fine bladed. Yes   50% Creeping Red Fescue
35% Hard Fescue
10% Chewings Fescue
 5% Bluegrass
6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
ParTee Use in high traffic areas. Great for playing fields. Dark green color.  Quick to germinate and establish. Can be mowed to 1/2".   Yes/Yes 100% Perennial Ryegrasses  6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Low Grow-Low Maintenance Mix Less watering and less maintenance. Naturally low growing and fine bladed. Sun or moving shade.  Very   40% Creeping Red Fescue
20% Perennial Ryegrasses
15% Hard Fescue
10% Chewings Fescue
15% Bluegrass
6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Non-Turf Types          
Colorado High Altitude Mix Use for high altitude, low growing utility lawn.  Use on hills and slopes. Dark green color. Can mow or leave alone for a natural appearance. Yes   25% Wheatgrass
25% Annual Ryegrass
15% Hard Fescue
15% Red Fescue
10% Canada Bluegrass
 5% Sheep Fescue
 5% Tufted Hairgrass 
5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Dryland Pasture Mix Great for meadows and for erosion control. Use to reseed meadows and wildlife areas. Heat and cold tolerant. Palatable and provides good nutrition for livestock and wildlife. Yes   30% Tall Fescue
30% Annual Rye 
20% Wheatgrass
10% Smooth Brome
10% Orchard Grass
1/2 lb. per 1000 sq. ft.
Annual Ryegrass Temporary lawn grass or ground cover. Use as a cover crop until other grass seed is established.     100% Annual Ryegrass 6 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Sod Comparison          

GTF Sod
Tough, dark-green bluegrasses that hold up to kids and dogs. Stays green over 8 months of the year. Yes Yes/Yes
100% Bluegrasses 125 rolls per 1000 sq. ft.
Hy Performance Blue (special order only) Hybrid cross of Texas bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. Prefers less frequent watering. Dark green with medium texture. Yes Yes/
100% Bluegrasses 125 rolls per 1000 sq. ft.
GTF Tall Fescue (special order only) Dark green. Hardy in heat and cold. Very shade tolerant. Yes
/Yes
100% Fescue
125 rolls per 1000 sq. ft.
NorthBridge Bermudagrass (special order only) Warm season grass with dark green color. (Greens in late spring and goes dormant with frost.) Very heat and drought tolerant. Wear tolerant. Cold hardy. Yes   100% Bermudagrass 125 rolls per 1000 sq. ft.
Plugs          
Dog Tuff (special order only) Warm season turf grass. (Greens in late spring and goes dormant with frost.) Stands up to high traffic and dog urine. Needs full sun. Sow annual rye seed over the area to cover until plugs are established. Sold in trays of 72 plugs only. Yes   100% African Bermudagrass 1000 plugs per
1000 sq. ft.
           

 

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