Seed Mix Establishment Guide (PDF)
Detailed information on preparation, planting times, broadcast methods and maintenance issues.
Condensed Establishment Guide (PDF)
A condensed guide, as it appears printed in our printed catalog.
Establishing a prairie or any native plant community is a long-term investment that requires careful planning. Seeds are more economical than plants in covering areas of 1000 square feet or more, but take longer to mature. Since a variety of site conditions will be encountered when seeding an area, it is impossible to write a standard "recipe" for site preparation and planting procedures. Our Establishment Guides are based on our experience. Apply the guidelines to your project and call us with any questions – a conversation may be the best way to address the specifics or complexities of your project.