Planting native seeds is one small, but important step in safeguarding the web of life. Many sensible people are now enjoying the adventure, discovery and benefits that come with taking an active role in ecological landscape restoration. Our staff invite you to Shop for Natives and explore the full pallet of native wildflowers, grasses, unique conservancy species and mixes. Native American Seed is committed to preventing the spread of invasive species.

Graciously, Doug Tallamy recently shared his life work at DFW event that we were so fortunate to attend. Learn more by reading his two books: Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape

What is a D-pak? You said, "Give me more than a packet but less than a pound". We said "d-pak". d=DIVERSITY

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Start Milkweeds from Seed

Attracting Native Pollinators requires plants that produce pollen, nectar, habitat, shelter and safety from predators. Pollinators need nectar throughout most of the year, not just in spring. Planting diverse native wildflowers, such as Bee Happy Mix and Pollinator Essentials, will benefit honey bees and native bees.

Native Milkweed is the host plant feeding Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. Prolonged exposure to cold, moist conditions is key to germination. Naturally, this occurs when seed lays outside all winter. If you are searching for predictable results, start now (30 days before last frost or in our area: begin anytime between Valentines Day thru the Ides of March).

Everything needed for success is found in the Sustain the Migration Kit (10 seeds each of 6 types of native milkweed, step-by-step instructions, horticultural vermiculite, non-latex gloves). Larger quantities of individual milkweeds are available for these species: Antelope Horns, Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Green Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Rose Milkweed.

100% Pure Natives

Long before beginning Native American Seed in 1988, we had already dedicated our work to restoring integrity in relationships between people, wildlife, land, water and plants. The work has always been about connections of all kinds...among all the relative beings. The integrity of our seeds comes from the natives only that we grow. We are thankful for your interest in our work.

Now is the time to plant many of the grasses that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. From smaller pocket prairies to larger restorations, these native grass seed mixes are ready to find new homes where they can begin to re-establish their balance in nature.

Native Grass Seed Mixes:
Dam Slope
Eastern Savannah
Prairie Starter
Western Rangeland

Native Shortgrass

Sensible People are finding smaller areas converted to native shortgrass turf a perfect alternative to conventional treadmill lawns! Thunder Turf and Native Sun Turfgrass thrive in full sun and are native survivors. No extra watering once established. No repetitive mowing required. No fertilizer required.

Got Bermudagrass / St Augustine?

Converting from conventional lawn grasses requires special attention. Alien bermudagrass is persistent and invasive. It can reproduce from seeds, runners and rhizomes. If tilled or chopped and not completely removed, runners aggresively take root and re-grow. But with equally aggresive persistance, bermudagrass is possible to completely remove. St Augustine sod is easily converted using a tomahawk, sodcutter or other methods. Rake up and remove surface runners.

Bermudagrass Management Guidelines

Planting Tips for Native Grasses

Riparian Recovery Resources

Texas is home to more than 3,700-streams & 15 major Rivers. Totaling 191,000-miles, riparian areas are essential in storing and protecting water quality, preventing erosion, and providing nutrients and habitat for fish, fireflies and wildlife. Our actions (or lack of) can sustain healthy, vibrant natural riparian areas for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Often, the best thing you can do for stream banks is leave them alone. Heavy equipment compacts soil, making recovery difficult. Cleared, manicured turf lawns are extremely low stabilizer plant communities offering little soil protection or water filtration. After flooding, leave downed trees and drift in place where practical. Native, deep-rooted, diverse plant communities work together with big dead wood, limbs and debris to help dissipate floodwater energy, filter and trap sediment, and stabilize soil and plant recovery. Regeneration can occur naturally in riparian areas especially where there are existing healthy uplands in place.

Aid for Rebuilding Stream Bank Buffer Zones:
Riparian Recovery Mix
Live Roots
Erosion Control Blanket
Cereal Rye Grain Cover Crop

Quality Tools Made in USA

Start with heavy duty tools made in the USA - 100% organic control of alien species such as KR Bluestem (from Asia), Bastard Cabbage or Musk Thistle (from Europe, Asia). Aliens compete fiercely for available sunlight and water. Native American Seed encourages the removal and control on all non-native species for the benefit of our vanishing eco-systems. A good resource to learn more about alien species is Texas Invasives Database.

Longtime favorite tools:
Tomahawk - general all purpose hoe
Arrow - tool for early detection
Trail Builder - hoe and pick in one
Fire Rake - robust hoe and rake

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Bringing Nature Home

If we choose to re-connect to our outdoor living spaces with the diversity of native plants, many benefits will return to the land. Benefits to many species, but to the humans too.

Wondering what to plant? Many of the natives can be seeded now. Erosion Control Blankets - are helpful at holding moisture & valuable topsoil.

Here's some of our top 'ecosystem in a bag' choices of the season:

Blackland Prairie Mix
Coastal Prairie Mix
Midway Mix
Native Trail Mix
Scorched Earth Recovery Mix
Southeast Recovery Mix
Sustainable Quail & Dove Mix

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