How many seeds per sq. ft. to sow, & ratio of flowers to grasses?
Instead of getting a wildflower mix, I'm going to purchase 40 varieties of short native wildflower and 4 varieties of short native grasses. The company is exceptionally reputable and I think that the seeds should have a good rate of germination; the grasses are mostly pure live seed.
I'm only going to do a 30' x 20' area.
1. How many seeds (wildflowers and grasses, collectively) do you recommend per square foot? 80?
2. What percent ratio of wildflower seeds to native grass seeds would you recommend? 40% grasses to 60% flowers?
3. Could I play FACW+ (i.e. Wet Mesic) perennials like Ironweed and New England Aster in a bog if there is no standing water, just soggy?