When to plant: King’s Native Lawn Mix does best when planted in two times of the year.
- In the spring, after the last frost (Typically April & May)
- In the fall, two months before the first frost (Typically Late August, September, & early October)
Depending on where you live and when the frost comes and goes will determine the best planting time.
Planting Rate: Plant at a rate of 5 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
- A 2 lb. bag should cover about 500 square feet. (Or a 50′ by 10′ area.)
- A 5lb. bag should cover about 1,000 square feet. (Or a 50′ by 20′ area.)
- A 10 lb. bag should cover about 2,000 square feet. (Or a 50′ by 40′ area.)
How to Plant: Cultivate soil to at least 8 inches, then incorporate .5 inches of living compost with low nitrogen and low phosphorus into the top 3 inches. Sow seed, rake and press. Irrigate each day for the first 10 days, then twice weekly for the next 2 months, then twice monthly.
Light requirements: King’s Native Lawn Mix needs at least 6-8 hours full sun. It does not grow well in shade.
Soil: Prefers well-drained clay and clay loam soils
Height: King’s Native Lawn Mix will grow to about 6 inches if left alone – which is recommended for best look. If you want to mow it, mow at the highest setting 1-2 times per month during the growing season (March – September). The higher you leave the grass, the more drought tolerant it will be and will require less watering.
Region: Southwestern United States