Plant Blue Grama Grass For Less Mowing And Watering In Angel Fire, New Mexico

Angel Fire, New Mexico properties are much more affordable than similar properties in Colorado, but we can look to our nearby, northern neighbors to get beautiful, low-maintenance lawns. Why? Well, though it’s true that Angel Fire is located within the New Mexico borders, our specific area is more like Colorado (just with much more reasonably prices properties). So, if you want a lawn that’s easy to care for, check out blue grama grass. It does well on soils on properties in Trinidad and Colorado Springs, and yes, even areas of New Mexico.

Many locals say that the best time to plant blue grama grass is two months before the first frost. So, get your seed now! Germination generally occurs within 7 to 10 days after the soil temperatures warm back up. Blue grama grass will likely need no soil amendments to take off. If the property’s soil is densely packed, you may need to till it. But if it’s not densely packed, tilling is not needed at all.

Now, it’s easiest to just do a dryland seeding. This is where you scatter the seeds and then wait. If you want to start with sod or plugs, you will have to water frequently while it’s established. The great thing about blue grama grass in our mountainous area is that once it’s established on our lawn, you don’t really have to do anything. If you seed it densely, it will even do a nice job suppressing weeds. Blue grama grass is drought-tolerant too.

This native grass has no thatch buildup. It grows slowly, which can be annoying when you first plant it, but is awesome once it’s established. Mowing will be kept at a minimum. For the best lawn health, mow at a high level. Once it’s established, you literally should only water during times of extreme drought.


If you’re interested in moving to or within Northern New Mexico, contact Coldwell Banker Headin’ Home Realty for all the best listings and most up-to-date information. We are your Angel Fire area experts. Our talented, helpful real estate agents in Angel Fire specialize in residential homes, commercial buildings, condos, vacant lots, and ski properties. We’d love to help you find property with ski in ski out access in the Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Red River, Mora, Colfax County, Taos, and the Taos Ski Valley areas.

Reach us by telephone at 1-575-377-1192 or by email. Check out our online listings from the comfort of your home. View virtual tours of Angel Fire real estate. You can also just swing in and see us! We are located right in the heart of Angel Fire, in the Mountain View Mall next to Lowes Grocery Store.

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook for the latest information on Angel Fire property listings! So, whether you are looking for ski property, land, or a mountain home, we are eager to help make your dreams come true!


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