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Nesting Mix

DESCRIPTION

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Nesting Mix is a unique blend of grasses and forbs formulated to provide habitat, cover, and nesting sites throughout the year for a wide range of wildlife including song birds, turkey, grouse, pheasant, water fowl, deer, and other small mammals.

Nesting Mix is made up of grasses, legumes, grains, and forbs native to Western Washington, and is suited to any planting site

ESTABLISHMENT

& MANAGEMENT

Seeding rate:           4 lbs.  per 1000 sq. ft.

175 lbs.  per  acre

Remove all unwanted vegetation with the use of an herbicide such as Round-Up, following label directions. Prepare the site by plowing, disking, harrowing or hand raking to create a fine seed bed. Sow the seed and roll in or lightly rake to a depth of  1/8” to 1/4”.

Keep the planting area moist for 4-6 weeks to help ensure full germination. You should begin to see seedlings in about 2-3 weeks and the first flowers in about 6-10 weeks. To prolong blooming, water occasionally during very dry periods.  Hand pull or spray aggressive weeds to reduce competition and aid in establishment.

Mow  Nesting Mix in the Fall to a height of 4”-6” after flowers have finished blooming, set seed, and turned brown (usually mid-October). Leave clippings in place as they contain seeds for next year’s growth. Consider supplementing the site next Spring with some new seed to more firmly establish the planting and to suppress weed growth.  To preserve the original balance of the seed mixture, Nesting Mix should be re-seeded every 3-5 years.