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Prairie Grass Mixture

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Pat Daniels, May 29, 2009.

  1. Pat Daniels

    Pat Daniels LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Im looking for the best way to spread a 7 Prairie grass mixture on about 1/4 of an acre.
    Also need a way to spread wild flower seeds.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,080

    There's a guy who is going to do that in a wooded area, supposedly this spring yet. It was prepared with Roundup last fall, but the ground is uneven and hard. I have never seen wild flower seeds takeoff ahead of the weeds.

    Anyways all seeds plant the same way. From the largest to the smallest. Just have different depth requirement and water monitoring.
  3. Pat Daniels

    Pat Daniels LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Have the area prepped. How would you broad cast the fluffy grass seed.
  4. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    What about using chest held rotary spreader. Some people mix small seeds with sand and spread the seed/sand mixture. Is this a one time project?
  5. Pat Daniels

    Pat Daniels LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I would hope it is a one time seeding process.
  6. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    i mix wildflower/wetlands seed with lime and spread it out that way...
  7. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I worked for a prairie nursery, and also took the owner's class for Native Grasses. I'll look tonight for the how-to sheet he gave out. PM your email address and I'll send it to you.
  8. Pat Daniels

    Pat Daniels LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I have been told if you mix a starter fertilizer with the seed and broadcast it that way. Now that sounds good. What do you think.
  9. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,460

    Slit seeder?

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