Fall of 2002, I killed and burned one acre meadow.
December 15, 2002, I broadcast little bluestem grass seed.
Summer of 2003, field was covered with crabgrass that I continously mowed short, but couldn't stop it from producing seed on short shoots, but still there were many short wildflower plants, and I think little bluestem, but I'm not sure. http://home.earthlink.net/~jdaeb/meadow.htm
QUESTION: Now, March 21, 2004, in central Indiana, the field is covered with a mat of dead crabgrass with wildflower seedlings/plants underneath it. Would it be safe for the wildflower plants/seedlings if I were to wait for a dry day and set the crabgrass on fire. i.e., if I burn the mat of crabgrass, would it kill the little bluestem (if there is any ???) and/or the new wildflower seedlings and plants that started last year?
Here is a link that might be useful: Joe's wildflower meadow