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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Natural Landscaping Tool Kit

An Annotated Slide Collection - Slide 28


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Seeds planted mechanically will germinate depending on species characteristics and moisture requirements. Sometimes sites are watered at this stage to ensure germination under dry conditions. Most prairie plants concentrate on developing root systems the first three years and do not make a dramatic appearance above the soil. That is why a seed mix which includes some rapidly growing, showy species is a good strategy. During the first several years, attention must be given to removal of weeds that will inevitably appear.


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