Starr Native Turf® Blend

Warm Season
Seeded Variety
Starr Native Turf® grass is a warm season, native perennial turf grass blend. Starr Native Turf® grass consists of a three way blend of :
Buffalo grass
Blue Grama
Curly Mesquite
By blending these three native turf grasses, you end up with a multi-culture drought tolerant turf grass that is 100% native. Starr Native Turf® grass grows about 3-12 inches. It can be mowed to about 2 inches. Starr Native Turf® grass blend is a low-growing, sod forming grass. Starr Native Turf® grass can be used for:
• Turf
• Erosion control
• Reclamation
Adaptation and Maintenance: Starr Native Turf® does best in heavier (clay) soils rather than sandy soils. It can also do very well in limestone and caliche soils with high calcium carbonate content. It requires good sun light. Starr Native Turf®is a very drought tolerant and low maintenance grass. It is an excellent turf grass where watering is limited or strictly dependent on rain fall.

Growth Height: 3-12 inches
Drought Tolerance: Good
Cold Tolerance: Good
Minimum Rainfall: 12-16 inches
(less for pasture and more for turf)
Planting (Seeding Rate: 2-3 Lbs / 1,000 sq. ft. for turf application)
Planting Time: Dec 1st - June 1
(planting time window depends on the region that you are located and rain considerations)
Planting Depth: 1/16 inches
Soil Adaptation: Clay Soils, caliche soils, limestone soils (not recommend for sandy soils)
Starter Fertilizer (15-15-15)
at a rate of 200 Lbs/acre is a catch all rule of thumb; however, if you have a fresh root plow on virgin brush, you may not need to fertilize. Soil samples can be taken and analyzed for N-P-K requirements.
For Turf:
Maintenance Fertilizer: (30-10-0)
is a typical fertilizer used to restore the nitrogen depletion during the grazing or baling process. Again, soil sample analysis can tell you more accurately what type on how much fertilizer you need.
For Reclamation or Erosion Control:
Maintenance fertilizer is not need. As with most native grasses, it requires minimal nitrogen.