Deciding when to plant a prairie is a challenge. Some species establish better when spring-planted, other species establish better when fall-planted and some species are hard to establish whenever they are planted. Seeding rates of some species may need to be increased depending on when and how they are planted.
Prairie seed can be planted by broadcast seeding, hydroseeding, and drill seeding. Regardless of the seeding method used, it is essential that seed be planted at the proper depth and with good seed-to-soil contact.
Tallgrass Prairie Center
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©2018 Dave Williams
Williams, Dave, "Prairie Restoration Series: Seeding" (2018). Tallgrass Prairie Publications and Reports. 41.