just starting out
I'm 'trying' to start a wildflower/prairie garden in northern Michigan. I'm not a professional gardener, and prefer to work w/ the local environment. . . enhancing what already exists rather than trying to modify it. I like the idea of having wildflowers growing w/ the natural grasses that are already in the area.
We have LOTS of wildlife ranging from wild turkeys to deer and black bear.
The soil is sand. The area I'm trying to cover is a raised septic field out by the roadside. This area has partial shade w/ many mature oak, pine, and birch trees.
I sowed seed last spring and in the fall again. . . Unfortunately, I removed the moss and grasses in the area prior to sowing seed. This was recommended to us by the expert gardeners. . . However. . . A flock of wild turkeys came to feast on the seed shortly after I rolled the seed into the ground. Needless to say, I've got a few plants and barren sand at the moment.
I'm going to try this again. . . ANY IDEAS to preserve the seed from the area wildlife??????