Detention Basin - Bioswale
The plants in this mix grow naturally in medium-moist prairies, making them perfect for temporarily flooded areas that also dry out in summer. Designed for basin or swales that are flooded for 24-48 hours, this seed mix is particularly well suited …
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam|
|Soil Moisture||Medium, Moist|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Height||1' - 8'|
|Seeding Rate||10 lbs. per acre; 1/4 lb. per 1000 sq. ft.|
The plants in this mix grow naturally in medium-moist prairies, making them perfect for temporarily flooded areas that also dry out in summer. Designed for basin or swales that are flooded for 24-48 hours, this seed mix is particularly well suited for loam and clay soils. For detention basins in sandy soils, we recommend our Tall Prairie for Dry Soils Seed Mix.
The Detention Basin-Bioswale Mix for medium to moist, loamy clay soils with seasonal inundation contains at least 20 wildflowers and eight or more grasses, sedges & bulrushes, plus annual rye.
Important. Native seed mixes take three years to fully mature. In the first year, seedlings will expend their energy developing roots, and the plants may grow only an inch or two. During the first two years your site will require mowing to control weed growth. After two or three season the natives will begin to reign. The process requires patience, but even more important is to discourage the growth of weeds during the establishment – the first three to four years. Read our Seed Mix Establishment Guide to learn more about growing a prairie from seed.
All seed is Pure Live Seed (PLS). One PLS pound is defined as the weight of seed required to equal one pound of 100% pure, germinable seed. This is calculated based upon each seed lot's purity and germination tests. We track the ecotype origin of our seed inventory and provide this information at customer request.