Mixing Seed

Native seed can be ordered pre-mixed. If species come individually bagged, they will have to be mixed thoroughly. Mechanical seed mixers are available. Otherwise hand mix as follows:

  • On a calm, dry day seed can be mixed outdoors on a smooth, concrete surface. Otherwise select a well-ventilated building with a hard, smooth floor.
  • Wear a dust mask and safety glasses.
  • Prop the door open wide and turn on the exhaust fan.
  • Measure out the seed with a scale and dump it in piles.
  • Mix seed with scoop shovels.
  • After mixing, put seed in trash cans for hauling to the site.
  • Seed that won’t be planted right away must be kept cool and dry.