Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – USDA zones 3 through 9
Bloom Season – Spring
Bloom Color – Green
Height at Maturity – 18” inches tall
Soil Type Preferred – Clay soil, loamy soil, acidic soil
Sun or Shade – Half sun, full sun, half shade full shade
Orchardgrass is a cool-season grass that begins to grow in the spring.
It is often used as forage grass for goats, sheep, cattle, horses, and other livestock.
Animals easily digest this grass, which is an excellent option for silage, hay, and grazing. This grass quickly establishes itself and grows in bunches.
Orchardgrass is typically sown during the spring season or late summer. When used for grazing, orchard grass is best sown with plants that provide a nutritional balance, such as legumes. Seeds need to be sown approximately ¼ to ½ inch deep.
Once planted, the seeds require plenty of water and warmth to germinate. Maintaining orchard grass is fairly easy since it’s tolerant of drought, high traffic areas, and other challenging environments.
Growing orchard grass for pasture purposes pairs with clover varieties very well since it provides balanced nutrition. Rotating orchard grass with other crops for foraging purposes is recommended to help prevent overgrazing.
Orchardgrass used in lawns needs to be mowed often since it will grow and create an uneven appearance within 24 hours of cutting.
This grass is best used for foraging and providing livestock balanced nutrition when planted with or near legumes.
Although orchard grass is prized as a hay source, it’s also considered a weed typically found in tall fescue lawns. This tall growing grass appears green, healthy, and whole. It looks great on any property and easy to grow.
Livestock enjoys grazing on the grass, and it produces a solid, healthy appearance when mowed.