An Environmental Approach to Land Conservation

In Eastern North America, there is a wide variety of native and naturalized vegetation to replicate.
Most planting objectives fall into the following categories:

  • Erosion control and soil & water stabilization
  • Beautification and enhancement of landscapes
  • Biodiversity and wildlife habitat enhancement & restoration
  • Pollinator habitat for honeybees and native pollinators

The use of environmentally friendly, native plants saves time and money reducing water, chemical, fertilizer and maintenance needs. Select a combination of species that creates the landscape desired. Your goals should be compatible with site conditions that cannot be altered. Native plant communities can be selected to meet all site conditions.

Upland & Meadow Sites

Upland sites are characterized as being dry the majority of the year. Soils at these sites often consist of sandy clay and shale with very little topsoil and are subject to drought.
Recommended Mixtures: Roadside Native Mix, Upland Mix, Native Grass Mix

Riparian Sites

Riparian sites are usually adjacent to rivers and waterways. Soils often contain clay, high amounts of organic matter and/or saturated sand.
Recommended Mixtures: Floodplain Mix, Riparian Buffer Mix

Disturbed Sites & Steep Slopes

Disturbed sites and steep slopes have variable soil types and conditions.
Recommended Mixtures: Quick Erosion Control Cover Mix, Native Steep Slope Mix

Wet Meadow & Wetland Sites

Wet Meadow & Wetland Sites have soils made up of clay and high organic matter, with high water tables or impervious layers that prevent drainage. They are wet most of the time.
Recommended Mixtures: Wetland Mix, Meadow Mix

Storm Water Management Facility Sites

Storm water management facility sites are generally a best managementpractice integrated throughout land development projects, which provide for a volume of water storage, infiltration and evaporation that mimics the natural rate of runoff or groundwater recharge.
Recommended Mixtures: Retention Basin Floor Mix - Low Maintenance, Native Detention Area Mix

*All Native Seed Mixtures subject to availability*

 

Permanent Seed Mixtures

Standard Roadside Mix

Seeding Rate: 170 kg. / 10,000 m2

Contains:

Creeping Red Fescue
Kentucky Bluegrass
Perennial Ryegrass
White Clover

Salt Tolerant Mix

Seeding Rate: 170 kg. / 10,000 m2

Contains: 

Tall Fescue
Fults Alkali Grass
Creeping Red Fescue
Perennial Ryegrass
Hard Fescue

Old Field Mix

Seeding Rate: 140 kg. / 10,000 m2

Contains:

Flat-topped Aster – Aster umbellatus
New England Aster – Aster novae angliae
Purple-stemmed Aster – Aster punicens
Canada Goldenrod – Solidago Canadensis
Panicled Aster – Aster simplex/lanceolatus
Heath Aster – Aster ericoides
Grass-leaved Goldenrod – Solidago nemoralis

Lowland Mix

Seeding Rate: 170 kg. / 10,000 m2

Contains:

Creeping Red Fescue
Bromegrass
Kentucky Bluegrass
Birdsfoot Trefoil
White Clover
Perennial Ryegrass

Acidic Soil Mix

Seeding Rate: 170 kg. / 10,000 m2

Contains:

Birdsfoot Trefoil
Red Top
Tall Fescue
Creeping Red Fescue
Hard Fescue
Alsike Clover
Red Clover

 

Northern Region Wildflower Mixture

A blend of annual and perennial wildflowers for establishing permanent flowerbeds and for areas where minimum maintenance ground cover is desired. 

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Grass Waterway Mixture

A long-term mix designed to hold the soil in waterways and embankments.  Contains annual ryegrass for fast establishment, fescues for long-term root growth to hold the soil in place and alsike clover that can survive in wetter locations.

40% Creeping Red Fescue
30% Tall Fescue
10% Alsike Clover
20% Annual Ryegrass

Seeding rate 1-2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.