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Grow a lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.

Shop Sustainable Lawn Solutions

High Country Gardens is your source for waterwise lawn solutions. With low-growing, drought-resistant grass, you can enjoy all the benefits of a lush green lawn– while conserving water, reducing mowing and maintenance, and saving time and money. That means more time to enjoy your yard, and less work maintaining it. Considering a lawn alternative to replace turf grass? Grow waterwise Perennial Plants and Wildflowers for a yard filled with natural beauty and habitat for birds and pollinators.  

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Conserve Water & Reduce Mowing

Our native grass seed mixes are selected specifically for their drought tolerance and dwarf properties. Our Low Work and Water Grass Seed and No Mow Lawn Grass Seed create ideal turf grass for yards and play areas, and only need to be mowed once a month, at most!

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Give Your Lawn A Head Start

Grass plugs grow quickly to fill in your new sustainable lawn in just one season. Explore low-growing, low-water varieties, including Buffalo Grass, Dog Tuff Grass, Sedge Grass, Bluegrass, and Grama Grass plugs for all growing conditions.

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Plants For A No-Mow Solution

This lawn never needs mowing! Plant perennial groundcovers for a carpet of color and texture. These plants are perfect for filling spaces along walkways, rock gardens, and shaded areas. Flowering groundcovers will create a pollinator-friendly lawn. 

Enjoy all the benefits of lush green grass without compromising on your values for a sustainable landscape. A grass lawn looks beautiful and provides the perfect surface to walk on, where kids can run and pets can play.

As pioneers in sustainable gardening for over 25 years, High Country Gardens is your source for a range of waterwise lawn solutions, including grass plugs and grass seeds that are drought tolerant, hardy, and low maintenance. With a sustainable lawn, you’ll conserve water, reduce mowing and maintenance, save time and money – all while enjoying your outdoor space more than ever. Fall in love with your new lawn! 

Sustainable Lawns: What To Know

  • Solutions include grass seeds, grass plugs, and groundcovers
  • Grass plugs and seeds offer a drought-tolerant and low-growing lawn solution 
  • Groundcovers, or low-growing perennials, are great lawn alternatives that add color 
  • Replace your lawn in 4 simple steps (measure, remove, spread, maintain)

Dog Tuff Grass Plugs

A happy customer transformed their lawn into a durable, drought tolerant lawn with Dog Tuff Grass Plugs. The new lawn offers a durable and attractive green space that needs little work!

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Comfortable, Waterwise, Resilient: All About Dog Tuff Grass

Ready To Plant? 4 Simple Steps To Replacing Your Lawn

A one-season investment will pay off for years to come. See our detailed Lawn Replacement Instructions for our step-by-step planting guide.

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Measure the lawn to be replaced.

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“Kill” the existing lawn—Rototill, smother, solarize or treat it.

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Drill and fill with plugs or seed your new lawn.

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Water and weed to establish your lawn.

Customers Love Their New Lawns!

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"Wanted a lawn or lawn substitute that was attractive, low water requirement, suitable for our climate, any easy to care for. These plugs filled all our requirements and then some. It takes root easily and spreads rapidly. We started with one foot spacing, but will use two foot spacing now. Also the fact it does not send up seed pods like other buffalo grass is a real plus in the appearance of the lawn and the need to mow regularly."

Gardener in Casper, WY (Legacy Grass Plugs)

Questions? We're Here To Help!

Request a free lawn consultation, and one of our gardening experts will help you choose the right plants for your new lawn.

High Country Gardens has been a leader in waterwise, eco-friendly landscapes since 1993. We've built our reputation on helping gardeners create low-maintenance yards. Our grass plugs and seed offerings are selected because they are water-thrifty, hardy, and low-maintenance.

Sustainable Lawns Comparison Chart

Compare grass seeds and grass plugs to find the right lawn to meet your unique growing conditions. Warm season grasses are best planted after the last spring frost through late summer. Cool season grasses are best planted either in mid-spring to early summer, or in late summer to early fall, avoiding the peak summer heat. See each product page for details, including a map of each product’s recommended planting range.

Dog Tuff™ Grass 15-20" Full Sun Warm 5-10 4-6 High Plugs Soft under foot, highly weed resistant, ideal for play areas and pets.
Legacy Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 3-9 0-4 Low-Mod Plugs Low, dense growing variety for lawn use.
Prestige Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 5-10 0-4 Low-Mod Plugs Low, dense growing varieties for lawn use.
UC Verde Buffalograss 6-10" Full Sun Warm 7-10 4-6 Low-Mod Plugs Low-water, weed-resistant, quick-spreading. Only suited for areas in CA & AZ.
Blue Grama Grass 15-25" Full Sun Warm 3-10 0-4 Low-Mod Both Excellent for use as lawn or meadow.
Bella Bluegrass 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade Cool 4-8 0-1 High Plugs Dwarf, no mow type for sun and shade. Suitable for play areas.
'No Mow' Lawn Mix 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 3-7 0-4 Moderate Seed Informal look for cool regions of U.S. Suitable for play areas.
'Low Work & Water' 30-40" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 4-10 0-4 High Seed Widely adaptable, ideal for play areas and pets.
Kentucky Bluegrass (For comparison only, not available from High Country Gardens.) 48-60" Full Sun, Part Sun Cool 3-10 16+ High Seed High water, high maintenance.

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