STEP 1: RESEARCH & PLANNING
Well in advance of planting day, set aside some time to think about all of the steps involved with a native restoration project. The time you take to plan your project in advance may help to avoid frustrating, time-consuming problems later.
STEP 2: SITE PREPARATION
The soil needs to be prepared into a firm, fine-textured seedbed and should be relatively free of debris before planting. Weed control is critical when establishing native species.
STEP 3: PLANTING
Each site is unique and there is not a single seeding method that is appropriate for every project. It may be possible to plant an entire project using one method, or varying conditions may require planting using a combination of methods.
STEP 4: MANAGEMENT
Proper management during the first 3 years is essential to establishing a successful prairie.