planting little bluestem in the northwest

frank0976August 24, 2006

I am planting on a hill ,about 100ft by 130ft.Would appreciate any advice about planting times,care ,ect.

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I have no experience with seeding on a slope, but I direct sowed my LBS in November 2003 around Thanksgiving and the first snow fall. I had good germination the first summer and even more germination the next.


    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 1:41PM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

depending on the hill slope, there are a few techniques that i use.

planting into the first snow of the year is a great choice.
not putting so much seed at the bottom and more at the top and letting gravity work.
i dont move soil on slopes. killing with roundup and then planting directly into the duff is definately the way to go.
and dont be suprised that u will be seeding this a few times over the years, filling in where gravity has taken away.
u have roughly 13000 sq ft.
depending on how dense u want the LBS, i would seed it at 5-10lbs/acre for nuthing but LBS. that means about 2-3 lbs over the course of 2-3 years would be more than enough.

im sure i will be looked down on when i say this but...
a deep stand of LBS could be managed with fire in the fall and 2-4D for broadleaf management until the stand is strong enough on its own.


    Bookmark   September 23, 2006 at 10:54AM
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I got my eye on you Froggy LOL!!


    Bookmark   September 23, 2006 at 11:07AM
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mwbeall(IN5 E tallgrassregion)

Just a Q...As much as I love LBS, is it NATIVE to your region? and Does it make a difference? What about your local genotype grasses? Best regards.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2006 at 5:48PM
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