Maintenance
 Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Prairie
Reconstruction

Seeding Rates

Planting Dates

Seedbed Preparation

Seeding

Maintenance

Moving Timetable

Problem Species

 

Maintenance

The keys to a successful prairie planting are to mow at regular intervals and to be patient.

For the first season or two, prairie plants will spend most of thier energy producing deep root systems.  As a result it will appear as if annual weeds are taking over the area in the first few years.  By the third year, prairie plants will grow up and spread out, smothering and crowding out the weeds.