Native Prairiegrass Mixture consists of five native warm season grasses and three cool season grasses that inhabited our area when originally settled by the early pioneers. This mixture provides an excellent seeding combination for all types of areas and soil types. The warm season grasses need warm soil to germinate, therefore, seeding should be done after the first of May., Dormant seeding should also be considered as a viable option because many seeds are in a dormant state and a freeze / thaw cycle is needed to break the dormancy within the seed. Dormant seeding should take place after the ground temperature is consistently lower than 50 degrees in the fall.
Once established, this mixture offers superior low maintenance qualities.
Species are slow establishing. More emphasis on root development is placed on growth in the short run to increase survivability.
Species add attractive color in the fall.
All species, once established, require minimal inputs to survive.
Seeding Rates: 25 Lbs per acre (drilled seeded) 37.50 Lbs per acre (broadcast or dormant seeded)
Seeding Dates: March – June Dormant Seed: November – February
Germination Times: 5 Days – Oats, 10-28 Days – Native Grasses as a mix. PLEASE NOTE: Many native grasses have a certain amount of natural dormancy in the seed and the only way to break dormancy is for the seed to be stratified by a freeze/thaw cycle. If the seed is planted in spring, germination may not occur until the following year.