What is Eco-Lawn?

Introduced to the market in 1998, Eco-Lawn is a proprietary blend of fine fescue grasses that produce a healthy thick green lawn with minimal care. The varieties of fine fescue selected for Eco-Lawn have specific qualities that make them ideal for a low maintenance turf:

* Fast germination and early spring green-up
* Slow growing - reducing mowing by 50%
* Highly drought tolerant, reducing irrigation needs between 50-100%
* Develops deep roots to source water and nutrients naturally
* Grows well in full sun, part shade and deep shade
* Naturally occurring endophytes for increased insect resistance
* Little to no fertilizers required
* Rich dark green colour
* Salt tolerant

What is in Eco-Lawn? Eco-Lawn is comprised of the following certified fine fescue grasses:

  • Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra trichophylla)
    This unique fine fescue has both salt tolerance and Rapid Blight resistance. Slender Creeping Red Fescue has a dark green colour, short rhizomes for repair and dense turf with winter-active growth and it is endophyte-enhanced for increased resistance to many insects and improved stress tolerance. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance and improved resistance to many diseases including Leaf Spot, Pink Patch, Summer Patch and Dollar Spot.

  • Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra subsp. rubra)
    Creeping Red Fescue is a highly adaptable because it thrives in both sun and shade with little to no irrigation. Being a "creeper" it helps fill in damaged areas of turf and binds the bunch grasses together to form a dense sod. Creeping Red Fescue, the most drought tolerant of the fine fescues, also contains an endophyte strain that has been closely correlated with exceptionally high Dollar Spot resistance and superior resistance to Red Thread Disease. It performs well in high heat and under reduced maintenance making it an excellent low maintenance turf.

  • Hard Fescue (Festuca brevipila)
    Hard Fescues are bunch forming grasses that are among the most heat and drought tolerant of all fine fescues. Forming an attractive, dark green, dense turf requiring minimal water and fertilization in both sun and shade, Hard Fescues grow slowly reducing or eliminating the need for regular mowing. Hard Fescues contain high levels of viable endophyte which has been shown to provide resistance to a number of turf insects including billbugs, sod webworms, chinch bugs and armyworms. In addition, Hard Fescues have high levels of resistance to many turfgrass diseases including Red Thread, Summer Patch, Dollar Spot, Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew. Hard Fescues are also the most tolerant of heavy foot traffic of the fine fescues.

  • Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina subsp. glauca)
    Sheep Fescue is an extremely fine bladed bunch type grass that is low growing with a deep dark green colour. It establishes rapidly from seed, yet it's one of the slowest growing grasses available. It also exhibits excellent drought and heat tolerance and was bred specifically for low maintenance turf areas. It needs little or no fertilizer and has low water requirements after establishment which makes it ideal for a low maintenance turf perfect for environmentally sensitive sites. The foliage is not taller than 12 inches so mowing only needs to be done to remove seedheads in late spring. In warm climates, it has good winter colour and may even look greener during this period.

  • Chewings Fescue (Festuca rubra subsp. fallax)
    This bunch grass has the deepest green colour of the fine fescues and makes a very high quality turf. It is also the most competitive of the fine fescues helping to crowd out weeds. Chewings Fescue thrives in acidic soils, such as those found under conifer and oak trees and its low growth and stress tolerance makes it great low maintenance choice. Chewings Fescue contains high levels of viable endophyte which provides natural insect resistance and improved stress tolerance in adverse environmental conditions.

  • What makes Eco-Lawn different? Unlike almost all the other grass seed available to the homeowner which contains only "common" seed, Eco-Lawn is comprised of 100% pure golf course quality "Certified" seed.

    To be classified as "Certified" seed, the seed must:
    * Be field inspected by an accredited certifying agency
    * Be clean and free of noxious weeds
    * Be bred and selected for improved performance
    * Be blended and packaged in an accredited facility
    * Be tested for purity and germination by an independent accredited seed analyst
    * Not contain "other" crops
    * Have a minimum germination rate of between 85 - 90%

    Certified seed is your assurance of Quality. Eco-Lawn is Certified Seed.
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