Bullet Visit Our Blog       Bullet Sign Up For Our Newsletter       Bullet My Account          Search For Seeds:    
Shopping Cart
My Account
Order Status
Catalogue > Native Seed > Riparian & Wet Meadow Seed Mixes > Low Maintenance Retention Basin Seed Mix 8220

Low Maintenance Retention Basin Seed Mix 8220

$51.00 - $85.00

(0 reviews)

save this product to my profile

add this product to comparison tool

Specially designed for wet ditches which control water flow from natural run-off or heavy rains. Ideal for the golf course or cottage. Contains: Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus viginicus), Ticklegrass (Agrostis scabra), Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea), Fowl Bluegrass (Poa palustris).

 

One package of 500 grams sows 200 sq. m. (2150 sq. ft.).

  • 500g $51.00
  • 1kg $85.00

Please use the drop down menu below to place your order.

Item
* Quantity:
8220
Native mixes do best when planted in the fall, between Oct. 15th and Nov. 15th. Late fall sowings additionally stratify the seed. An early spring sowing in April will work but not as effectively. If ideal growing conditions are unavailable, the seed may go dormant and not germinate until the spring of the following year.

Site Preparation

Remove weeds by hand or apply an organic non-selective herbicide. Loosen soil to 2.5 cm (1") depth with a stiff rake, cultivator or hoe. Prairie flowers and grasses will germinate and establish themselves much better when planted into a bed of well drained soil, rather than compost or dense compacted topsoil. Broadcast the seed and let mother nature do the rest. Smaller seeds can be mixed with dry sand to improve distribution when sowing. Rain, snow and frost-heaving of the soil will work the seed down into the soil bed. If you choose to do a spring planting, make sure the seed comes into good contact with the soil & irrigate as needed.

We advise cutting the seeded area to a height of 20 cm (8") at least twice during the first year of growth. This mowing helps to control aggressive weeds so that the target plants have a better chance of getting established. In extreme outbreaks of aggressive weeds, selective hand weeding may be required.

Two final points: Native mixes take from 3 to 5 years to fully express themselves.
Do not expect any kind of organization with a native seed planting - they are chaotic and totally random in appearance. In other words, they are natural!
Perennial
Direct Sow in Spring However Direct Sow in Fall is Preferred
Full Sun
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Native of Ontario
Water quality improvement projects.
Native wetland habitat creation and restoration.
Wildlife food and cover.
Erosion control.
(0 reviews)


Other Products You Might Be Interested In:
 
OSC Seeds   © Copyright 2018 OSC Seeds. All Rights Reserved. Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.           Proudly Canadian   PROUDLY CANADIAN
HOME
QUICK-ORDER
REQUEST A CATALOGUE
SEED BROWSING
OSC BLOG
ABOUT US
GLOSSARY
CERTIFIED ORGANIC
FAQ
GARDENING ACCESSORIES
CONTACT US
HOW TO GROW GUIDES
CUSTOM SEED PACKETS
GERMINATION & SEED COUNT
BEST SELLERS
ARTICLES AND INSTRUCTIONS
NEWSLETTER
ORDER STATUS
HELPFUL LINKS
OSC GUARANTEE
ZONE FINDER
GIFT CERTIFICATES
PRIVACY & SECURITY