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 Habiturf

HABITURF™ A mix of native grass species that grow in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona developed and tested by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Texas born and bred, HABITURF™ is the ideal solution to Texas' extreme weather conditions. This native turfgrass was developed through years of research by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin into native grasses mixes that would provide the best performance.

HABITURF™ is dense and attractive, soft to the touch and comfy on bare feet. It establishes quickly and, best of all, conserves precious resources once established. Our research shows it compares favorably to commonly-used non-native turfgrass species in its ability to thrive with minimal watering. It requires less mowing and weeding to retain its eye appeal and stands up well to moderate foot traffic.

The HABITURF™ grass mix is currently available for sale in the Wildflower Center Store (2 lbs for $89.95) and may also be purchased from Douglas King Seeds.


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How to Install HABITURF™

Research on the ecological lawn

Download a HABITURF™ brochure (pdf)