Strong perrenial grass to 'take over' field?

jbrukardtAugust 26, 2010

I'm looking for a strong perennial seed to seed down a 1 acre field I just bush hogged. The field was previously all poison ivy, weeds, etc and other nasty stuff. Im getting the top layer scraped off tomorrow with a bobcat, and want to seed it down with something that will be prolific and crowd out the nasty stuff.

Since it is a field, it will be mowed maybe twice a year, so im not looking for lawn grasses, more something taller that wont look too bad not being cut. I can put down a lot of seed, but it need to be able to survive without being watered during the year, or any maintenance really since it is just a field.

Any recommendations on something that will take in a hostile environment, be hardy, and spread fast?

The soil environment is very sandy, and im located in zone 7

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Have a look at the link below. They sell bulk seed of ornamental grasses, native grasses, cover crops, etc..

Here is a link that might be useful: OutsidePride

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 12:20PM
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If you want Strong a perennial grass to 'take over' field it's called QUACK GRASS. Nothing will stand in it's way and it will rein supreme forever and ever amen.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 11:43AM
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