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.

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

Water Conservation

Native grasses provide interest, color and maintenance savings. Up to 70% of our municipal water use is on the landscape. More gallons are tied to the American lawn than the total use of toilets, washers, showers, sinks, leaks combined! Get rid of big chunks of lawn and things can really get a lot better, soon! Native grasses are economical and ecological. Convert conventional lawn grasses to Thunder Turf, Native Sun Turf or plant a Water Saver Kit to cut maintenance time and costs. No repetitive mowing, no extra watering once established, no fertilizer or diseases. St Augustine lawns can be easily removed using a tomahawk. With aggresive persistance, Bermudagrass is possible to completely remove by following Bermudagrass Management Guidelines. It's Your Land, break the habit of wasting water. You have the power to make a difference! Become native to your place.

Visit the beautiful Commons Ford Prairie along the Colorado River northwest of Austin... restored to diverse native praririe by a big dose of helping human hands and a series of small miracles. When we learn to see complex, functional, symbiotic relations within the natural landscape...we begin to realize there is a heck-of-alot more beauty and understanding we can bring to the 'human-built environments' inside our sities and towns, our farms and ranches, our pastrues and lawns. The decline of the Monarch Butterfly is only the tip of the pollinator iceburg. We've got to do a better job as a people in understanding the bigger picture. It's called Habitat. Local Little Bluestem is the anchor in all of our Ecosystem in a Bag diverse, prairie mixtures:

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





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.

Free Download:
Managing Riparian Areas Booklet
RemarkableRiparian.org


Aid for Rebuilding Stream Bank Buffer Zones:
Riparian Recovery Mix
Live Roots
Erosion Control Blanket


Other Mixes Useful to Improve Uplands for Water Quality & Recharge of Aquifers and the Riparian Sponge:
Scorched Earth Recovery Mix west of I-35
Southeast Recovery Mix east of I-35


Post-Flood Riparian Recovery Workshops
Planned for Wimberley and Blanco County

Wed, June 9th Old Blanco Courthouse
Thu, June 10th Turkey Hollow Ranch
Fri, June 11th Wimberley Community Center



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


Books & Resources

Native American Seed





Spring Planting Favorites



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 this spring/summer? Many of the natives can be seeded now in combination with native grasses and perennial wildflowers. Erosion Control Blankets - are helpful at holding moisture & valuable topsoil.

Here's some of our top spring planting native grasses:

Little Bluestem
Buffalograss
Caliche Mix
Shade-Friendly Grass Mix
Texas Cupgrass Live Roots
Eastern Savannah Grass Mix
Midway Mix
Western Rangeland Mix
Prairie Starter Mix



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