Spring Is for Seeding

seedingSpring can be a good time to sow native seed for prairies, savannas, and woodlands. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to establishing native landscaping or natural areas, installing seed is an option. Mild spring temperatures, abundant rainfall, and longer days mean that plants can germinate well. Read More…

Fall Seeding for Spring Diversity

P1010434Sow your wildflowers this fall with seed! Mid to late autumn can be a great time to create a lasting impression with native plants. If you are thinking of starting a prairie, savanna, or woodland, fall seed installation can encourage more wildflower diversity at your site. Some advantages to fall seeding:

  • There tends to be a higher germination rate especially for wildflowers and sedges in the first growing season.
  • The freeze/thaw cycle of winter allows seeds to be pulled further into the soil for better seed to soil contact. With early spring rains, seeds are then ready to sprout and grow.
  • Our sterile cover crop ensures soil retention once spring rains begin.

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