Looking to attract whitetail deer and other wildlife onto your property? Give them a place to bed down and provide shelter and security. This blend of native warm and cool season grasses will provide long lasting habitat. This mix is well-utilized on field edges and along food plots as well as to convert whole fields. Plant and watch the deer check into your native grass hotel. The bronze and gold colors of the grasses in the fall and winter months provide an attractive aesthetic.
This is a better alternative to the introduced species you typically see in bedding mixes. The native grasses look and act similar, but have the added benefit of supporting wildlife. Switch Grass is the larval host for different species of skipper butterflies and song birds and game birds eat the seeds during the fall and winter months.
So, it looks good, provides habitat for deer and other wildlife and you can plant an acre for $135! That is a win-win-win!
Some things to remember:
This mix of native cool and warm season grasses will take 2 to 3 growing seasons to fully establish. Finished heights will be approximately 5 to 7 feet.
This mix will grow in a wide range of soil conditions, including dry, well-drained and clay soils. It will need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Contains the following species:
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Elymus canadensis - Nodding Wild Rye
Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass
PLS Lbs. Per Acre Broadcast = 6
PLS = Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96 Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS.
Broadcast seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked in to ensure germination.
Flower Color: Green, Gold, Bronze
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Light Requirements: At least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil Hydrology: Dry, Mesic, Clay Soils
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Attracts: Whitetail Deer, Small Mammals, Song Birds, Game Birds
Product Code: WDBM01