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Planting Instructions

Broadcasting

  • Step 1 – If soil is compacted, lightly till.
  • Step 2 – Start with a firm, weed free seed bed. Pack the seed bed if your footprint is clearly visible
  • Step 3 – Broadcast seed.
  • Step 4 –Roll, drag or rake to cover seed with soil.
  • Step 5 – Water or wait for rain.

Drill Seeding

  • Step 1 – Start with a firm, weed free seed bed. Pack the seed bed if your footprint is clearly visible
  • Step 2 – Drill seed ¼” deep. Drill must have a native seed box. Grain drills will not work properly
  • Step 3 – Water or wait for rain.

Tips from the Pros

  • Double the seeding rate when using a broadcast application
  • If any herbicide is used before planting, check plant back intervals on the label. Many herbicides will have soil residual and will effect native seed plantings
  • Do not apply pre-emergent herbicides prior to mature establishment.
  • Do not apply ANY herbicide until grass has germinated and is past the 5 leaf stage.
  • Herbicide treatment after germination will reduce or eliminate wildflowers
  • Do not apply fertilizer until mature establishment.

 

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