Item #: 2804
Category: Native Seed Mixes
Height: 1 - 2'
Planting Rates: 10 lbs per acre
1 lb covers 4300 sq ft
D-Pak covers 200 sf.
D-Pak - $9.00
1 lb. - $39.00 per lb
|| dry, medium, moist
Midway between the Edwards Plateau and the Trans Pecos. Midway between the tallgrass prairie and the Chihuahuan desert. There lies an oak savana in transition. NAS finds these remnants and harvests the seeds. Rarely is the harvest exactly the same year to year. It all depends on the weather. Those of you who have spent any length of time in these regions can attest, you can count on one thing when it comes to the weather … it is truly unpredictable. We do our best to offer a predictable mixture. Midway Mix contains species well adapted to the Chihuahuan desert climates. These hardy drought tolerant species are survivors for the warmer and drier future climates. The Midway Mix also contains first-rung species on the early-successional ladder that are useful in rebuilding the Edwards Plateau and the Rolling Plains. Short grasses make smooth transitions back to productive tall grasses with adequate rainfall, while keeping the ground covered, important to those concerned with the spread of invasive species. These short grasses also have deep roots, important to those concerned with water quality and ground water issues.
"The ideal, sustainable, healthy habitat in the Hill Country is a mixture of trees, forbs, and grasses."
- Jim Stanley, Hill Country Landowner's Guide
Generations of humans, cows, goats, or other livestock has taken its toll on the land. In this book, Jim explains why and how to encourage the growth of native grasses and woody plants, the presence of songbirds and other native wildlife, and the health of trees and conservation of water. Both new and established landowners will want to add this book to their libraries of nature-related and land management references.