Eco-lawn Experience?

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this product know as eco lawn?
http://www.wildflowerfarm.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=1&Category_Code=E
My Scotts book tells me to ignore such "gimmicks", but they would, wouldn't they?
Thanks in advance.
Gary
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In the naturally ecologically-conscious PNW, these types of lawns have become very popular. They reduce the need for mowing and have much lower requirements for both water and fertilizer than do traditional turf lawns - none of that nasty weed 'n feed stuff needed!!
Personally, I think they look best when used in small doses - a large expanse of eco-lawn (or eco-turf, as it is called here) looks very much like a large patch of weeds or a lawn taken over by weeds, unless you are going for the meadow look. And they do not look great in winter - most of the wildflowers that comprise the seed mix are herbaceous and disappear in cold weather, to emerge again in spring. Probably not the ideal solution for a sweeping expanse of front lawn (kind of a perpetually messy look), but good for a pocket planting surrounded by other plants and shrubs or for the aforementioned meadow-type lawn area in a backyard.
pam - gardengal
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But I don't think the product Gary mentions is the same as the eco-lawns promoted in the PNW. This product is a blend of fescues rather than the blend of grasses and low growing flowers found in other products. The claims for it are pretty fantastic. If true, I'd love to have this in my yard. I wonder how it holds up to dogs? Karen
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Correct Karen, though Pam's post was of interest anyway. I am going to try slit seeding it on a slope in late August. Last May the slope was seeded with a contractors mix of p. rye, k. blue and fine fescue, but after 1 year the only think left growing is fine fescue, as it is medium to deep shade. I'll post results in October. Can't hurt to try it and the current grass is thin now anyway.
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Great. I'll look forward to reading about your experience. Karen
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