Jumpstart healing of your land!
Scorched Earth Recovery Mix
Item #: 1816
Category: Native Seed Mixes
Habit: Annual & Perennial
9 lbs per acre
Lawn & Garden
Dpak per 400 sf
1 lb per 1,200 sf
Dpak - $24.00
1 lb - $34.00
|| dry, medium, moist
41 species - ecosystem in a bag!
Help jumpstart the healing of your land after stricken by drought, wildfire, cedar and right-of-way clearing. This mix was first assembled to address steep, rocky hills west of IH 35. A diversity of native warm season, cool season, annuals, perennials, wildflowers and native grasses is useful in reducing erosion and providing wildlife habitat. Because of the large variety of native species, this mix can be planted in spring or fall. Seeding rates are calculated to provide 40 live seeds per square foot.
Reseeding should be used as a tool in combination with other erosion control methods.
A couple million acres have burned in Texas. Not all these areas require reseeding. Focus on identifying erosion prone areas that burned so hot where dormant seeds in the soil have been scorched.
Aid in reducing erosion on steep
slopes once covered in juniper/cedar/mesquite
Evaluations conducted by the Natural
Resource Conservation Service
(NRCS) indicate steep rocky slopes in
recent wildfires, once covered with
juniper / cedar breaks, burned so hot
that dormant seeds in the soil may be
sterilized. Some burned areas received
significant rainfall, but resprouting is
80% below established standard for
adequacy. Other areas indicated near
100% mortality of the perennial
grasses. After heavy rains, soil erosion
may produce devastating long term
impacts to the watershed and the
sustainability of the land resource.
lights from 600 acre 'Big Draw Wildfire' 5 miles downstream from Native American Seed farm (above)
Landowners impacted by these
wildfires will benefit by protecting their
resource. Reseeding with diverse
mixtures of native rangeland species,
including fall sprouting annual forbs,
wildflowers and warm season
perennial grasses, can help jumpstart
healing of damaged lands.
For fall plantings, a cool season nurse
crop of Cereal Rye Grain
added at 20 lbs / acre will improve
erosion control while perennial natives
For more information visit:
Wildfire Reference Guide
Hooded Windmill Grass
Purple Three Awn
Red Three Awn
Purple Prairie Clover
Texas Yellow Star
White Prairie Clover
Grey Gold Aster