Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about seeds:

How much seed do I need?

The amount of seed you need depends on the type of seed you are looking to purchase. We find that 1 pound of the granitic soil grass seed mix covers about 4,000 sq. feet of land. This is about 10 lbs/acre. The same is true for the wildflower mix. For our forestry mix you’ll need about 5 pounds per acre.

When is the best time to sow seed?

The recommended planting window is between October 15 and April 30. Ideally, the substrate should be bare, disturbed soil (for best results, non-irrigated planting of native seed should be completed between October 1-April 30. Irrigated planting should be completed between October 1-July 1).

How long can I store the seed?

Seed can be stored for up to 3 years if kept in a cool, dry place.

How do I sow the seed?

You can spread the seed by hand or with a seed spreader. Once you have spread the seed, disturb the bed again to get a majority of it buried to 1/4" deep.

What are the different kinds of seed mixes that JCD sells?

JCD sells a native wildflowers mix, forestry mix composed of native wildflowers and grasses, high and low elevation pasture mixes, a native grass mix, and a cover crop mix comprised of a sterile wheat grass designed to stablizie barren soils.

We can also work with you to design a seed mix particular to your site conditions and desired goals.

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