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Seeding native grasses in landscapes

Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 11

Native grasses can be used in a landscape either as specimen plants, or for a bluegrass lawn alternative or to create a native prairie landscape. While a native grass lawn or prairie landscape is not for everyone, they work well on larger lot sizes and acreages.

Native grasses that are normally used for alternative lawns are blue grama, buffalograss and fescues. They have lower growth habits...


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