PBSI Mixes

We sell seed for more than 500 species and not all of them are listed on our website. If you are looking for something specific, please contact us.

PBSI Dry Native Mountain Mix

This mix was formulated for mountain parks and dry mountain slopes, including broad valleys and plateaus. The elevation ranges from 7,000’ to over 9,000’. The average annual precipitation is 8” to 16” and most of the moisture falls as snow in the winter. Much of the area is grass and shrubs with valley bottoms, aspen and cottonwood. The Dry Native Mountain Mix is adapted to dry mountain conditions and useful for restoration, forage and wildlife. It is also adapted for reclamation of roads, trails, pipelines and home sites. The sites have generally shallow soils, low precipitation and often south-facing slopes.

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PBSI Dryland Aggressive Mix #1

Our Dryland Aggressive Mix #1 is a combination of drought tolerant and adaptable grass species, ideal for an arid climate. This mix contains a mix of wheatgrasses, resulting in improved forage quality and quantity. This mix will thrive up to approximately 8,000’ elevation and produce excellent forage for decades under good management. On dryland, this mix can produce 1 to 2 tons of forage per acre, per year and can produce 2 to 5 tons per acre, per year on irrigated ground.

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PBSI Dryland Aggressive Mix #2

PBSI’s Dryland Aggressive Mix #2 is a combination of drought tolerant and adaptable grass species, ideal for an arid climate. Dryland Mix #2 includes crested wheatgrass, which is extremely drought tolerant and easy to establish. This mix will thrive up to approximately 8,000’ elevation and produce excellent forage for decades under good management. On dryland, this mix can produce 1 to 2 tons of forage per acre, per year and can produce 2 to 5 tons per acre, per year on irrigated ground.

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PBSI Fall/Winter Cover Crop Mix

Fall/Winter Cover Crop Mix is planted after a crop is harvested and before the next crop is ready to be planted. Each seasonal mix contains an optimal species combination, specially tailored to the season of planting. This mix has cool season plants. The crop protects the soil from wind and water erosion. It can also cut fertilizer costs by contributing nitrogen to the soil, enhance soil health by adding biomass and moisture, and improve yields.

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PBSI Foothills Native Mix

This mix was created for the transitional zone between the grasslands of the plains and the forest of the mountains along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Elevation ranges from 5,000’ to 7,000’ and the average annual precipitation is 15” to 20”. Vegetation is a broad belt of short grasses and shrubs intermingled with scattered pine trees on the hillsides and willows and cottonwood trees along the streams. These grasses are adapted to medium-textured soils, as well as some of the shallower soils found in the area. The Foothills Native Mix is used for conservation, restoration, cover, forage, wildlife, and for homeowner lots in the foothills area.

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PBSI Low Grow Mix

The Low Grow Mix is a cool season grass mix that have adapted to inhabit a wide range of hills and mountain conditions. It has been adapted for reclamation/restoration in the medium to cooler mountain climates, and is recommended for low-growing cover. It is also used as a low-maintenance turf in the Rocky Mountain area.

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PBSI Low Grow Native

PBSI’s Low Grow Native Mix combines the compact growth habit of our Low Grow Mix with the added benefit of using native plant species. It is adapted to inhabit a wide range of hills and mountain conditions. It is also used as a low-maintenance turf in the Rocky Mountain area. Because this mix uses endemic species, it is also slightly more drought tolerant than our standard Low Grow Mix.

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PBSI Mountain Wetland Mix

PBSI’s Mountain Wetland Mix is a seed mix custom designed for wetlands in mountain settings above 6000′. This seed mix contains a wide variety of native seeds that are suitable for a broad variety of climatic and soil conditions. These species are optimally suited for a wide variety of wetland habitats throughout higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains, including wet meadows, streambanks, and ephemeral streams.

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PBSI Native Alkali Mix

PBSI’s Native Alkali Mix is a grass mix formulated for tough, alkali soils across the Great Plains. Several of the species in the mix – Alkaligrass, Alkaki Sacaton, Bottlebrush Squirreltail, Galleta, and Inland Saltgrass – are naturally bred to succeed on a wide variety of alkali sites. In addition to forage, this mix will also grow well in basic, low CEC, low-nutrient subsoil or road/pad spoil, making it especially valuable as a reclamation mix.

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PBSI Native Lawn Mix

The Native Lawn Mix is a mix of warm-season buffalograss and blue grama, blended for an extremely drought-tolerant lawn that requires little water once established. Both grasses are native to the Colorado high plains and are adapted to our arid climate. Summer green up can be expected once soil temperatures reach 65 degrees, typically mid-May to early June. Do not use chemical methods of weed control during first growing season.

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PBSI Native Mountain Mix

PBSI’s Native Mountain Mix is our premier seed mix for mountain parks and slopes, including a variety of upland settings. This species mix grows best from 7,000ft to elevations over 9,000ft, under mesic (well-balanced) moisture conditions. The Native Mountain Mix is adapted to mountain conditions and useful for restoration, forage and wildlife. It is also well-suited for reclamation of roads, trails, pipelines and home sites. This mix also performs well on cooler, more mesic north-facing slopes.

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PBSI Native Prairie Mix

Want to go native? PBSI’s Native Prairie Mix is engineered to grow optimum forage – naturally. Our mix of grama grasses, green needlegrass, sand dropseed and Western wheatgrass closely resembles the shortgrass prairie of the Great Plains prior to Western settlement. This group of species provides excellent, resilent, sustainable forage production under a variety of moisture conditions – naturally bred for almost every climatic possibility between Zacatecas and Alberta.

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PBSI Native Prairie Wildflower Mix

Need some color in your life? Our Native Prairie Wildflower Mix contains a wide variety of native, showy, brightly-colored plants. From Blue Aster to Western Yarrow, this species mix will grow scenic blooms throughout the growing season. These forbs are natually bred for the wide variety of climatic conditions that are present on Great Plains grasslands. This mix grows well up to 6000′.

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PBSI Native Sandyland Mix

Our Native Sandyland Mix is specially designed for one of the hardest-to-manage soil types on the Great Plains: sandy sites. Our Sandyland mix has a wide variety of native, sand-loving native grass species, which ensures that you will have a resilient, tough forage community under a wide variety of moisture conditions. The Sandyland Mix works also well on marginal, sandy cropland; as well as stabilizing blowouts and open dunes on denuded rangeland.

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PBSI Prairie Wetland Mix

Prairie Wetland Mix is a seed mix custom designed for wetlands in prairie settings. This seed mix contains a wide variety of native seeds that are suitable for a broad variety of climatic and soil conditions. These species are optimally suited for a wide variety of wet-ground growth habitats on the Great Plains.

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PBSI Premium Irrigated Mix #1

Our Premium Irrigated Pasture Mix #1 is a combination of meadow brome and orchardgrass, both introduced, cool-season, leafy bunchgrasses. The mix yields excellent quality forage that is highly palatable. Best production is on well-drained, fertile soils. The mix is adapted to areas ranging from 4,000’ elevation to 8,000’ elevation. Both are major forage grasses, excellent for irrigated hay or pasture.

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PBSI Premium Irrigated Mix #2

PBSI’s Premium Irrigated Pasture Mix #2 is a combination of meadow brome, orchardgrass, and diploid and tetraploid perennial ryegrass. Inclusion of mutiple-ploidy (i.e., various number of chromosomes) perennial ryegrass varieties add a salt-tolerant, quickly growing species to the mix. Forage is high quality and palatable. Best production is on well-drained, fertile soils. The mix is adapted to areas ranging from 4,000’ elevation to 8,000’ elevation. This mix is excellent for irrigated hay or pasture.

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PBSI Rocky Mountain Fairway Mix

The Rocky Mountain Fairway Mix contains special varieties of Kentucky bluegrasses and elite varities of perennial ryegrass that combine to create excellent-quality turf. Turf grown is fine-bladed, dark green, and has excellent disease resistance. This mixture is quick to establish and has excellent self-repairing qualities. It is suitable for many applications from playgrounds and athletic fields to parks.

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PBSI Rocky Mountain Wildflower Mix

PBSI’s Rocky Mountain Wildflower Mix is a custom seed mix, designed to grow beautiful flowers at higher altitudes. This mix contains a wide variety of species that will thrive in the unique conditions of the Rocky Mountains. Thrill your visitors with an abundance of Colorado color! This mix performs optimally above 6000′.

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PBSI Shady Lawn Mix

The Shady Lawn Mix was formulated to produce a traditional lawn look in a shaded environment. Tit is fine bladed, shade tolerant, disease resistant, easy to grow, and fills in quickly. This mix has a medium to dark green color and is well suited on a wide range of soil types. This mix is not designed for grazing.

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PBSI Spring Cover Crop Mix

Spring Cover Crop Mix is planted after a crop is harvested and before the next crop is ready to be planted. Each seasonal mix contains an optimal species combination, specially tailored to the season of planting. This mix has a blend of cool-and warm-season plants. The crop protects the soil from wind and water erosion. It can also cut fertilizer costs by contributing nitrogen to the soil, enhance soil health by adding biomass and moisture, and improve yields.

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PBSI Spring/Summer Cover Crop Mix

Spring/Summer Cover Crop Mix is planted after a crop is harvested and before the next crop is ready to be planted. Each seasonal mix contains an optimal species combination, specially tailored to the season of planting. This mix has a blend of cool-and warm-season plants. The crop protects the soil from wind and water erosion. It can also cut fertilizer costs by contributing nitrogen to the soil, enhance soil health by adding biomass and moisture, and improve yields.

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PBSI Summer Cover Crop Mix

Summer Cover Crop Mix is planted after a crop is harvested and before the next crop is ready to be planted. Each seasonal mix contains an optimal species combination, specially tailored to the season of planting. This mix has warm season plants. The crop protects the soil from wind and water erosion. It can also cut fertilizer costs by contributing nitrogen to the soil, enhance soil health by adding biomass and moisture, and improve yields.

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