Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
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 and it 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.
When growing orchard grass for pasture purposes, it 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.
Orchard grass that is 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 that is typically found in tall fescue lawns. This tall growing grass appears green, healthy, and full. 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.