King’s Short Native Grass Mix

This native mix developed by Douglass King Seed combines 3 hearty, native grasses that provides excellent low cover in a drought resistant blend. The diversity of the grasses provide excellent grazing value and beneficial cover and food for wildlife and birds. Caution should be taken not to graze too early, and overgrazing should be avoided to maintain a healthy stand.

Native grass mix that provides a low-growing, native and natural look. Controls soil erosion and is heat/drought tolerant once established.

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This native mix developed by Douglass King Seed combines 3 hearty, native grasses that provides excellent low cover in a drought resistant blend. The diversity of the grasses provides excellent grazing value and beneficial cover and food for wildlife and birds. Caution should be taken not to graze too early, and overgrazing should be avoided to maintain a healthy stand.

This grass mix provides a low-growing, native and natural look. It is highly effective for controlling soil erosion and is heat/drought tolerant once established.

This native mix developed by Douglass King Seed combines 7 hearty grasses for use in pasture seeding, native restoration, and golf course applications. The diversity provides nutrient-rich grazing matter, seed formation beneficial to wildlife and birds, and drought tolerance necessary for production in South Texas. Caution should be taken not to graze too quickly or rigorously. While the stand may take longer to establish than a crop like oats, with patience it can provide a lasting and economic improvement to rangeland.

This native grass mix is popular for habitat restoration and golf course roughs. It provides excellent forage for livestock and cover/food for wildlife.

Landscape Planting Rate: 5 lbs. per 1,000 square feet.

  • 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.)

Rangeland Planting Rate: 10-15 lbs. per acre.

  • A 5lb. bag should plant about 1/3 acre.
  • A 10 lb. bag should plant 2/3 – 1 acre.
  • A 25 lb. bag should plant almost 2 acres.

Establishment: Plant with a “Whirlwind” type spreader, or a native grass drill seeder. Apply seed in two equal half applications in different directions. Rake or drag lightly to cover seed to a depth of no more than .25 inches, and lightly roll the entire surface to firm seedbed if possible.

Soil: Suited to native soils in South Texas

Height: Varies; should not be grazed prior to reaching 18-24 inches

Components: Blue Grama, Sideoats Grama, Buffalograss

Region: South Texas, Central Texas

Additional information

Weight

1 lb., 2 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb., 25 lb.

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

1-3'

Wildlife

Deer, Quail, Turkeys