There is no single, correct way to seed native vegetation and there is no substitute for experience. Successful planting is the result of getting familiar with the equipment and developing the “art” – one’s own way of working with natives. As a wise man once said: “It won’t grow in the bag.” The message:

Don’t worry so much about how to plant it. Get out there and start seeding.

Basic steps to successful seeding:

  • Use good seed.
  • Place seed in direct contact with the soil.
  • Don’t bury seed more than ¼ in. deep.
  • Pack seed tightly to the soil.
  • Include erosion control measures where necessary.
  • Mow weeds during the first growing season.
  • Conduct prescribed burns every three to five years.