In search of native grasses

Hi, I'm trying to find a source or a spot to aquire some native grasses. like az fescue,blue gama, cotton top. Reason being I want to plant a non irrigated pasture to replace an irrigated one. Native seed search has them but there expensive if I could forage or borrow some I'd rather. Even a small amount and save the seed. If anyone has info to share I would love you forever ;-) thank you wonderful people !

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  • We have a riding ring that we want to return to pasture also we want to reduce irrigation. I don't think those other varieties are gonna be to find of less water.
  • We actually have. Also we have Timothy, alfalfa, rye. Also I planted a 4x10 sunken bed of 40 different veggie seeds then let them go to seed. veggies,herbs,flowers.
  • You could probably throw in a variety of seeds; right off hand I'm thinking sweet clover.  

  • Thank you Jeff I've never heard of that nursery. I'm betting they have a bunch of things i'd like to experiment with.
    • Oh, very nice. . I will plan a trip there. Thanks for the info. .
  • Yes exactly preferably from a seed library or forage. We are going to prepare a small plot then scale up to full pasture. Then start reducing irrigation and see what happens. Hoping to put the hurt on mr bermuda grass
  • Fyi Only, You can find some natives grasses at Desert Survivors Nursery in Tucson as a backup plan, though sounds like you hope to source something cheap or only seed...

  • Ooooo, yes us to... We have duck's & chickens that would love to eat the clipping's.. Keep us posted if you find some.. I will look as well.. We are getting ready to plant grass after construction ..
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