FAQ: Native/Introduced Grass
What time of year should I plant native grass mixes?
Spring: Both warm and cool season grasses can be planted in the spring when the minimum soil temperature is 50°F.
Late Summer/Early Fall: Cool season grasses can be planted when soil temperatures are 40°F and below.
Winter: Dormant plantings of warm or cool season grasses are an option, when soil temperatures are below 40°F.
How deep should I plant native grass mixes?
Native grass seed requires a shallow seedbed. No deeper than 1/2"
What is the rate for planting native grasses?
Planting rates vary. Begin at least 20-40 seeds/sq ft depending on your location, growing conditions and goals.
How should I plant my native grass mix?
Using a drill capable of seeding native grasses is preferred because you ensure better seed placement. You also can broadcast and drag in. If you broadcast the seed, use a seeding rate at least 50% higher than the drilling rate.
What is the best mix to use for Wildlife?
Bed & Breakfast: Native warm season perennial grasses provide shelter for game bird chicks and bedding habitat for fawns. Forbs and legumes generate insect nutrition for chicks as well as Deer Browse.
Covey Keeper: Perennial warm season native grasses with forbs and legumes specifically targeting the shelter, cover and nutrition required to expand the quail population.
Deer Browse: A mix of forages to provide diverse, multi seasonal tasty treats that will keep the deer coming back all year long.
Game Keeper: Grain and oil seed combination that will draw upland game birds in late summer and fall. Deer benefit from both forage and seed produced by Game Keeper.
Wings & Water: Annual mix thrives in lowland and adjoining areas. Provides a variety of seeds/grains for nutrition of ducks and geese.