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Combatting Drought with Native Grasses

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These days, it feels like we’re always hearing about droughts somewhere: California, Utah, the Great Plains – regions all across the U.S. have issues with the loss of water and rivers and lakes down. Even with recent rainfall this year, water is still a critical issue.  While there is more to dealing with water scarcity […]

Restoring Native Prairies & Grasslands

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Hundreds of years ago, much of the central United States was covered in prairie and grassland. Bison and deer roamed the plains, while smaller mammals and birds benefited from the covering and forage provided by native grasses. We might be biased, but we believe the native prairie is arguably one of the most perfect ecosystems […]

The Benefits of Native Species for Grazing Livestock

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Native species are a critical component of land management and conservation practices. In areas where grazing livestock is prevalent, the use of native grasses has been shown to provide numerous benefits. From providing ground cover to offering nutritional benefits for both livestock and wildlife, the value of native species cannot be overstated, but reaping these […]

Warm Season Perennials: A Guide to Restoration

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As we’ve transitioned from March to April, many of us are experiencing Spring in full force. While these warmer temperatures might be ideal for outdoor activities and evening cookouts, they’re also prime-time planting for warm-season perennials. Planting native perennials is an excellent choice for restoration and/or revegetation projects. These native plants promote biodiversity in a […]

Do I Need to Fertilize?

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By Rob Cook, Director of Business Development, Bamert Seed Many times our customers ask if they should fertilize, or ask us to give a fertilization recommendation based off of the species of grass in the blend they’re planting. Unfortunately there is no way for us to give a responsible answer to those questions without the […]

The Life of a Bamert Seed

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Bamert Seed Company’s dedication to providing the best has allowed us to offer over 400 species of high-quality native grasses, forbs, and legumes. The species and varieties we produce have been carefully selected to match the soil and climatic conditions of the Southern Great Plains and beyond, making them adaptable to most areas in the […]

Understanding Soil Type: Optimizing Native Grass Growth

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Establishing native plants requires you to use high-quality, pure seeds. But before you can put those seeds into the ground, you have to know all about your soil type. An in-depth knowledge of your soil type allows you to determine the best species for your project, how much water you will need, and what kind […]

A Guide to Seeding and Establishing Native Species

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By Nicholas Demel It is difficult to overstate the many benefits that come from seeding and establishing native plant species. These species protect soil and prevent erosion, strengthen a local ecosystem by creating a natural habitat for wildlife and insects, and provide a constant food source for wildlife and livestock (whether foliage or seeds). While […]

Don’t Waste Money by Going Cheap With Your Seed

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By Rob Cook, Director of Business Development, Bamert Seed When undertaking a reclamation, right of way, or construction project, some of the biggest concerns during and after the construction are stopping and preventing erosion, restoring the hydrology of the site, and the other site work needed to reestablish the vegetation. All of the dirt work […]

Best Food Sources and Habitats for Animals

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Butterflies, bees, and birds are drawn to these native blends because they provide food for pollinators and have beautiful aesthetics. Texas Wildflower Blend  Bird & Butterfly Blend Honey Bee Blend American Magic Wildflower Mix Deer enjoy these native blends. Many of them offer winter forage for all animals and high protein for deer. They include […]