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Native Upland Forage & Meadow Mix 8140

$47.00 - $95.00

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A surefire way to attract larger wildlife to your property.

 

Contains: Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis), Fowl Bluegrass (Poa palustris),  Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Sand Dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus).

 

One 500g package of covers 200 sq. m. (2150 sq. ft.)

 

  • 500g $47.00
  • 1kg $95.00

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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.
Perennial
Direct Sow in Spring However Direct Sow in Fall is Preferred
Full Sun
Grass or Grass-like
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Native of Ontario
Prairie habitat creation or restoration.
Wildlife food and cover.
Erosion control.
Water quality improvement projects.
Wet meadow and lowland restoration.
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