At Rivard’s Turf & Forage, we offer a complete and extensive selection of native seed and introduced seed species and varieties for reclamation, erosion control, mining, wetland, riparian, forestry and wildlife habitat. We custom blend and mix to meet Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) seed, utility right-of-way, DOT and mining reclamation seed specs.
Rivard’s Turf & Forage is your source for ecologically appropriate and environmentally sound grass, forb, legume, shrub and wildflower seed. View our Conservation, Reclamation and Native seed varieties or contact us for more information.
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|False (Ox-Eye) Sunflower||15-20||3′-4′||Yellow|
|Purple Prairie Clover||3-5||1′-3′||Purple|
|White Prarie Clover||3-5||1′-3′||White|
By mowing, cultivating, or burning. A chemical application (glyphosate) might help as well. You want to make sure your seed has as little competition as possible.
Make sure, after cultivating 4-6″ deep, that the ground is firmly packed with a harrow or packer-wheel. This insures that the seed will be sown at a consistent depth and that it will not dry out.
It is very important to make sure that you are using the best quality seed available. Good seed insures that you will not have a problem with the flowability through your planter or spreader, making for consistent seed coverage. When you buy Rivard’s seed products, your are guaranteed to get the highest quality seed available with unsurpassed vigor.
If you are drill-seeding, most natives require a seeding depth of no more than 1/3″ deep. If you are broadcasting, we recommend at least 1.5 times the drill rate. Both practices should be followed with a light harrow or packer-wheel. To be sure of seeding specifications, check with your local NRCS office.
Mowing or spot spraying with a chemical application can reduce weed competition. We have seen the best results of native seed stands by mowing (6-8″) several times a year until established. Applying a chemical application will work, but most broad leaf grass chemicals will kill the forbs and wildflowers in your seed mix. The key is to mow before the weed heads seed out, and patience. A quality prairie may take between 2-4 years to establish, and you will see your planting develop into the prairie you envisioned.