Grow eco-friendly turf

How does your lawn grow? Most lawns consist of Kentucky bluegrass and other turf grasses which require about an inch of water per week to stay green through summer.

Sustainable lawns feature mixes of fine-leaved fescue grass or patches of native prairie and wildflower plantings. They offer multiple benefits over traditional turf with less mowing, watering, fertilizing and maintaining than traditional lawns.

The usual mix of five, fine-leaved fescue grasses, sometimes sold as eco-grass or eco-lawn, tolerates shade and drought more than typical lawns. The extensive root systems of prairie grasses and wildflowers collect carbon and help build topsoil.

For more information about sustainable lawns, visit or call 612-624-1222.