Native Grasses

Native Grasses

Besides providing a complete offering of the highest quality turfgrasses, Atlas Turf is the worldwide source for native grasses.

Choose from a broad selection to add value to any project. Native grasses are a cost efficient way to create natural areas requiring less maintenance and inputs. From a design perspective, native grasses provide a distinct visual appeal, adding variety and accentuating design features. In addition, native grasses create habitats for wildlife including birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.




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    Bahiagrass

    Bahiagrass is an aggressive, warm-season perennial grass with a Y-shaped seed head. It is low growing with deep roots and a light green color. With flat, course-textured leaves, bahiagrass can grow 8 to 30 inches tall and is used in turf and erosion control applications. 

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Erosion Control
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    Big Horn GT

    Big Horn GT hard fescue offers natural glyphosate resistance and is also drought and disease resistant. With blue-green color, fine texture, and good turf density, Big Horn GT grows to a height of 14 to 18 inches.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Blue Grama

    Blue Grama is a common warm season perennial native bunchgrass reaching 10 to 20 inches when mature. It reproduces by tillering and by seed. Mature seed heads are curved, resembling an eyebrow. 

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Buffalo Grass

    Buffalo Grass is a perennial, low-growing warm season native sod-forming grass. Leaf blades are 10 to 12 inches long but fall over to give the turf a short appearance. Buffalo Grass has a low fertility requirement and grows best on clay loams.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Indian Ricegrass

    Indian Ricegrass is a perennial cool season native bunchgrass growing 8 to 30 inches tall with very narrow, rolled leaf blades. It is very winter hardy and prefers dry, primarily loamy soils. It performs well in the stabilization of soils.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem is a slow growing perennial warm season bunchgrass. It can grow as tall as 18 inches in fertile soil. It has coarse stems, which are purple in color. It is well adapted to many different soils and climates and can thrive in soils with high salinity.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Purple Three-Awn

    Purple Three-Awn is a perennial warm season native bunchgrass that grows up to 16 inches in height. It is deep rooting and prefers well-drained soils. It is very drought tolerant and grows well in desert conditions.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Sand Dropseed

    Sand Dropseed is a perennial warm season native bunchgrass growing 16 to 40 inches tall. It is without rhizomes and commonly grows on sandy soils. Sand Dropseed is commonly used to control erosion.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Soil Guard

    With a medium vertical growth rate and bright green color, Soil Guard hard fescue is well suited for stability and erosion control applications or for providing attractive ground cover. Soil Guard is drought and glyphosate tolerant and grows to 12 to 18 inches tall.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Spartina

    Spartina is a warm season perennial native grass perfect for soil stabilization at water’s edge or for erosion control. Spartina is strong and tall, reaching 6 to 8 feet with aggressive growth.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Switchgrass

    Switchgrass is a perennial warm season, sod-forming native grass that grows 3 to 5 feet tall. Switchgrass is very tolerant of poor soils, flooding, and drought. It performs well in various climates. It is widely used for reclamation.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Weeping Lovegrass

    Weeping Lovegrass is a rapidly growing perennial warm season bunchgrass. It can reach heights of 2 to 4 feet. Weeping Lovegrass prefers light-textured, well-drained soils and can excel in various climates.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Big Bluestem

    Big Bluestem is a perennial warm season native grass that is tufted and sod forming. This tall grass reaches a mature height of 6 to 8 feet if unmowed and protected from grazing. Its seed heads normally have three spikelets.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Atlas Links Native Grass Cool Season Blend

    Atlas Links Cool Season Native Grass Mix is a custom blended seed mixture of fine fescues designed to withstand the harsh low cutting heights of bunker faces and roughs. For erosion control on slopes, Atlas Links can be left unmowed. The mixture includes Soil Guard and Bighorn GT varieties from Pure Seed and offers the aesthetically pleasing look of long-grassed links. 

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control
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    Atlas Links Native Grass Warm Season Blend

    Whether planted in harsh desert conditions or tropical, high humidity locations, Atlas Links Warm Season Native Grass Mix is well adapted to provide coverage in warm climates with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Atlas Links can be left unmowed and provides excellent erosion control on slopes. Requiring minimal fertility and minimal irrigation, Atlas Links is an economical native grass solution.

    Excellent Turfgrass for:
    • Golf Course Rough
    • Reclamation
    • Landscaping
    • Erosion Control