Fall Planting Tips for Native Seed
The fall seeding season will be here before we know it! If your fall plans include creating native habitat or adding to your existing plantings, now is the time to prepare your site. Read on for some helpful tips to get your ground ready for seed.
Native Seed Mixes
We've designed our seed mixes to cover a wide variety of applications including habitat for birds, bees, pollinators and more, slope stabilization and erosion control, septic fields, partially shaded areas and wet soils. Beautify your landscape, support sustainability and create habitat with our broad selection of native seed mixes.
Whether you call them Pocket Prairies or Micro Meadows, bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife will call them home. Seed Packets are some of our most popular mixes to plant in smaller areas of your landscape starting at 100 square feet. This is a great place to start if you're new to native plants and gardening.
Ohio Native Plant Month Seed Mixes
We've partnered with Ohio Native Plant Month to make creating a pollinator garden from seed easy and fun! Choose from the Short Pollinator Garden Mix or the Tall Pollinator Garden Mix and don't forget to add the Fast Flowering Annual Cover Mix for lots of flowers the first growing season!
Please Note: All orders are currently shipping 3 to 5 business days from date of purchase.
The REAL DEAL
A wildflower, by definition, refers to a flower growing in the wild without being tended to by people. As a steward of the environment, it's important for you to be informed that not all wildflowers are created equal.
Increased public awareness has paved the way for many seed outlets to market and sell "wildflowers". A substantial percentage of these "wildflower" species originate from Asia, Europe and places with much different ecosystems. These inexpensive mixes contain mostly annual species and some are considered troublesome weeds that actually displace our native vegetation.
OPN Seed's native wildflower seed is the "REAL DEAL". Our seed mixes include annual and perennial species, native to our region of the United States. They grew up here. They create habitat, support long-term sustainability and beautify landscapes. In short, they belong here! In the event that we include non-native species, it is done for a specific reason (low maintenance, early cover, etc.) and we indicate that they are introduced species.
Over the last 25 years, we have learned and taught a lot about native ecosystems. Our native seed mixes reflect this and we try our best to make ourselves available to answer questions about our products and how to use them. We encourage you to plant native species, to do the right thing and go with the "REAL DEAL", native seed from OPN Seed (Ohio Prairie Nursery).