|Buffalo cow and calf enjoying a stroll in Yellowstone National Park|
The front yard was mostly neglected bare dirt. After the visible weeds were killed off, the seeds were scattered over the bare dirt and covered with jute erosion control mesh as a mulch to keep the seed from blowing all the way to El Paso. When the weather warms up, I'll be watering every few days until the grass is established. I'll also be pulling weeds.
Seed SourcesWestern Native Seed of Coaldale Colorado
Xeriscape Lawn Mix, 70% buffalo grass/30% blue grama grass
Because the grama grass seeds are smaller than the buffalo grass, it's probably equal quantities of each seed.
Xeriscape Wildflower Mix A whole bunch of stuff in this.
Prairie Moon Nursery was the source for some of the accent grasses and wildflowers. I'll be writing about them later. I put about half of the grasses from prairie Moon into the main lawn mix and the rest will be planted as drifts or specimens
Also, I had grass and flower seed collected from along the roads here that I blended into the grass or flower seeds before scattering them. It will be interesting to see what grows. Read more!