66 Native American Seed • 800 728 4043 Dam Slope Mix 66 Native American Seed • 325 446 3600 1. Chisel, rip, root plow, cultivate, till or otherwise loosen the front, top and back of dam 2-4'' deep. Make only one pass running sideways on the contour with implement. Use hand tiller if you can't handle a tractor. Do not run up and down the slope; unless using a dozer with steel tracks. Leave surface rough, as clods will help disperse rain drops. Put duals on tractor for severe slopes to stabilize the operation. Always think safety first! 2. Spread about an inch layer of black compost over the ripped ground to help give seeds a boost. Lightly disc, only one pass on the contour running sideways...not up and down. Again, leave it rough. 3. Broadcast seeds. Use Dam Slope Mix over entire area. Add Wetland Fringe Mix & Drainfield Mix along the bottom 2 feet near the water's edge for color. Include Upper Slope Wildflowers 2ft above water line. 4. Don't let dozer leave linear up and down cleat marks which will start eroding upon the first rain (see ruts in photo). Keep dozer on site until the last passes are made going up and down the slopes. In this fashion, the dozer will leave cleat marks running with the contour. Cleats could be used to press seeds in. Dozer imprints and use of Erosion Control Blankets will help stop erosion, hold water, enhance germination and provide wind protection to seedlings. Pray for mild rains, no frog stranglers. Erosion Control & Planting Tips for Slopes-Ponds-Berms After years of watching hopeful pond constructions followed by dismal failures to establish vegetation, this mixture employs many hardy native grasses known to succeed the unique and often harsh environments found on slopes and detention basins. If you are planting in September - February, add Cereal Rye Grain (see p 72) at 50% of published rate. For example, if you are planting one acre: use 100 lbs of Cereal Rye Grain with 20 lbs of the Dam Slope Mix. Also see upper slope wildflowers. Buffalograss, Eastern Gamagrass, Green Sprangletop, Prairie Wildrye, Switchgrass, Little Bluestem, Bushy Buestem, Blue Grama, Sideoats Grama, Curly Mesquite, Indiangrass, Texas Cupgrass, Sand Dropseed, Sand Lovegrass, Big Bluestem, Cane Bluestem, White Tridens, Western Wheatgrass, Hall's Panicum, Red Lovegrass, Slim Tridens, Slender Grama Dam Slope Mix TM Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs / acre Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 1500 sf Dam Slope Mix Item #2808 1 lb $19 D-Pak $9 200 sf