Erosion Control Mix for Dry Soils

Erosion control mixes make use of deep-rooted perennials that establish quickly to hold the soil on steep slopes. For well-drained sandy, gravelly and rocky soils, the Erosion Control Seed Mix for Dry Soils is designed to provide rapid vegetative cover …

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Quantity Price Ea.
3-5 Lb $131.66
6-11 Lb $119.00
12+ Lb $99.50
Availability: In stock
SKU
50064
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 8'
Seeding Rate 12 Lbs per Acre

Erosion control mixes make use of deep-rooted perennials that establish quickly to hold the soil on steep slopes. For well-drained sandy, gravelly and rocky soils, the Erosion Control Seed Mix for Dry Soils is designed to provide rapid vegetative cover and long-term soil stabilization, with a high ratio of native grasses and plenty of fast-growing prairie flowers. Annual Rye nurse crop is included for rapid green-up.

Note: Always apply the appropriate grade of erosion mat on areas subject to water erosion. Seeded areas that are not subject to erosion will benefit from a cover of clean straw applied at a rate of 1.5 to 2.0 tons per acre. This helps retain soil moisture, and increases seed germination and plant survival. Contains at least 15 wildflowers and 5 or more grasses, plus Annual Rye.

Establishment Notes

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.

Pure Live Seed Notes

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.