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Leave the Leaves

This fall, put away the rake and forget those lawn bags. It’s time to leave the leaves and give your garden all the benefits that come from letting the leaves remain. We know it’s the norm to get the leaves picked...
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Forbs Maximilian Sunflower

Maximilian Sunflower: Species Spotlight

Diversity is key to a healthy, thriving ecosystem. If you’re going to have to have a lot of variety, you might as well include a show stopper.  Maximilian Sunflower shines as part of the “Big Four” perennial forbs with similar...
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Wildflower Seed Wildflowers

For Beautiful Wildflowers in the Spring, Plant Them in the Fall

Even though the leaves are just beginning to fall, now is the time to begin dreaming of spring.  Mother Nature needs time to get the beautiful, bright blooms of wildflowers just right. Wildflower beauty can abound on your property when...
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Forbs Illinois Bundleflower

Illinois Bundleflower: Species Spotlight

If you’re looking to attract a wide range of wildlife from deer and turkey to quail and dove, Illinois Bundleflower is ready to go to work for you. Illinois Bundleflower—Latin name, Desmanthus illinoensis—is part of the “Big Four” perennial forbs....
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Bush Sunflower Forbs

Species Spotlight: Bush Sunflower

Within our land management circle, the term “Big Four” is commonly used to refer to the four grasses that are stalwarts of the true Tallgrass Prairie. The Big Four are both prized by stewards because of the benefits they lend...
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Big Bluestem Sand Dropseed

Species Spotlight: Sand Dropseed

We’ve been talking a lot about the “big four” grasses of the Tallgrass Prairie lately. While these are the all-stars of the ecosystem team, they certainly could not shine without other grasses whose roles allow them to take hold and...
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Big Four Grasses Little Bluestem

The Big Four: Little Bluestem

Reclamation projects rely on little bluestem because it grows easily and takes hold in a variety of soil types.  Little Bluestem’s Latin name is Schizachyrium scoparium. It is a member of the “big four” grasses. Recognized as the state grass...
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Big Four Grasses Switchgrass

The Big Four: Switchgrass

We’re turning our conversation toward a member of the “big four” grasses of the true Tallgrass Prairie, Switchgrass — Latin name Panicum Virgatum. It is one of the most versatile members of the club. A native, warm-season perennial bunchgrass, it...
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Big Bluestem Big Four Grasses

Big Bluestem: One of The Big Four Grasses

Big bluestem — a member of the “big four” grasses of the Tallgrass Prairie — is in demand by range managers because it is not seen as much in rangelands as it once was. When Big Bluestem—Latin name Andropogon gerardii—takes...
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Big Four Grasses Indiangrass

The Big Four: Indiangrass

To the untrained eye, the grasses delicately dancing in the wind across the prairies of the heartland may appear all the same, or a mixture of too many to name. However, there are actually four dominant species in the true...
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Erosion Control Reclamation Seed

Hello Nurse Crop

Nurse crops have been used for years, but often are overlooked during the planning process of reclamation seeding. Perennial grasses and forbs are aided by nurse crops because they offer protection as the plants establish. A properly planned nurse crop...
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Reclamation Seed Soil Test Texas Native Plants

Do I Need to Fertilize?

Bamert customers often ask if they should fertilize, or request a fertilization recommendation based on the species of reclamation seed in the blend they’re planting. However, without a soil test, any response would be just a guess.  Results from a...
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Native Grass Seed Texas Native Plants

Where’s My Grass?

There’s nothing more frustrating when checking on ground after planting native grass seed or Texas native plants than to have your gaze met with barren soil. The familiar question is, “Where’s my grass?” As reclamation specialists, Bamert doesn’t just answer...
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Using Buffalograss as a Lawn

If you need a viable drought resistant option for your lawn, it’s time to think about Buffalograss. Here at Bamert, we back Buffalograss because we know your lawn is an important part of your outdoor relaxation and lifestyle. From hosting...
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Conservation Seed Reclamation Seed

Re-establishing Native Vegetation

Part 3: Reclamation Seed Tips & Tricks Reclamation jobs in the construction industry pose an interesting dilemma because a project won’t wait for optimal conditions. Ag producers plan their planting based on the season or by an agency overseeing the...
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Drill Seed Native Grass Seed Reclamation Seed

Re-establishing Native Vegetation

Part 2: Planting Equipment & Drill Seed The greatest challenge when helping customers establish native vegetation is the availability of the right equipment and an understanding of how to use it for their reclamation seeds. There are several intricacies of...
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Erosion Control

Re-establishing Native Vegetation

Part 1: Selecting Your Seed and Seeding Rate Many of our customers look to our pasture seed for erosion control. For us at Bamert Seed, this is a chance to do one of the things we love most: helping people....
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Conservation Seed CRP Seed Little Bluestem Native Grass Seed

PLS vs. Bulk

Understanding the True Cost of Conservation Seed, CRP Seed & Native Grass Seed Whether you’re in the market for conservation seed, CRP seed, or native grass seed, it’s important to know the difference between purchasing native seed blend in bulk...
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Erosion Control Reclamation Reclamation Seed Right of Way Seed ROW Seed

Don’t Waste Money on Cheap Seed: How to Get the Most Out of Your ROW Seed and Reclamation Revegetation

When undertaking a reclamation, right of way (ROW), or construction project, not all seed will meet your goal. The wrong seed or cheapest seed fails to address the biggest concerns during and after construction : Erosion controlHydrology restoration of the...
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