Erosion Control Mix for Medium Soils
Erosion control mixes make use of deep-rooted perennials that establish quickly to hold the soil on steep slopes. For well-drained loam, sandy loam and clay loam soils, the Erosion Control Mix for Medium Soils is designed to provide rapid vegetative cover and …
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam|
|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 loam, sandy loam and clay loam soils, the Erosion Control Mix for Medium Soils is designed to provide rapid vegetative cover and long-term soil stabilization, with 50% more native grasses than flowers, plus 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.
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.