El Paso County Seed Mix

A native seed mix developed for elevations of 3,000 to 8,000 feet to provide natural cover under dryland conditions. Contains both cool and warm season grasses adapted to the Western Great Plains and Southwest region. Has excellent cold and drought tolerance. Good for soil stabilization on poor soils and reclamation. Designed with the areas in and surrounding El Paso County Colorado.

Characteristics:

  • Grows 10-36 inches tall

Seeding Rate:

  • Drilled: 15-20 lbs./acre
  • Broadcast: 30-40 lbs./acre

Description

Mix Contains:

40% Crested Wheatgrass

Cool season bunchgrass with germination in 14-21 days. Drought tolerant and winter hardy grass with deep root system, making it an excellent soil binder.

40% Perennial Ryegrass

Bunchgrass with germination in 5-10 days. One of the most widely used grasses and it is adaptable to a wide variety of soils and climate conditions. Perennial Rye has a leafy head and fine stem.

10% Switchgrass

Warm season bunchgrass with germination in 21-28 days. Very tolerant of poor soils, flooding, and drought. Often used in reclamation of sand dunes and dikes.

5% Blue Grama (Coated)

Warm season bunchgrass with germination in 7-10 days. This grass demonstrates good drought, fair salinity, and moderate alkalinity tolerances.

5% Sideoats Grama

Warm season bunch/sod forming grass with germination in 14-21 days. A medium-sized perennial grass reaching 15-30 inches tall, well adapted to most soil conditions.