Blue grama grass is a drought-tolerant grass that is native to the great plains area of the US. It is extremely drought and cold tolerant and is becoming popular as a low-maintenance lawn grass. It has a clumping rather than spreading growth habit. However, if mowed to 3 or 4 inches several times during the growing season it will create the appearance of turfgrass after several years of growth. It is slow to green up in the spring and makes a good companion for spring-blooming wildflowers.
Choose a spring day when grasses are actively growing. Spray all competing vegetation with weed killer containing glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup).
Wait two weeks for the weed killer containing glyphosate to kill all competing vegetation and then clear dead vegetation from planting area with a rake.
Mix blue grama grass seed with soil in a bucket at the ratio of one part seed to three parts soil. You'll need 2 pounds of blue grama grass seed for each 500 square feet of area you want to seed.
Broadcast grama grass seed and soil mixture over the planting area. You should be broadcasting the seed over bare soil.
Water with a light spray of water twice daily until grass begins to appear in 7-14 days. Continue to water as much as twice daily until grass is established.