Planting a prairie
Are there any landscaper/restorationists out there that have planted a pseudonative prairie in western washington. I am working with about 1/4 acre that is currently turf grass. it has good sun exposure and the potential to be irrigated. I plan on removing the turf and bringing in topsoil. I have looked into getting seed from oregon wholesale seed.
I would like to plant a native mix that would create a prairie that resembles those found in the southern puget sound area. While these types of prairies are not native to the seattle area i would like to create something similar with natives. it will be in a highly visible area so it may need to be a little heavier on the wildflowers than say mima mounds or fort lewis prairies.
Anyone with experience with this type of thing in the "garden" setting please impart upon me some of your wisdom. Is this project possible or am i just setting myself up to create something that will never really flourish.