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Strong perrenial grass to 'take over' field?

Posted by jbrukardt 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 26, 10 at 23:03

I'm looking for a strong perennial seed to seed down a 1 acre field I just bush hogged. The field was previously all poison ivy, weeds, etc and other nasty stuff. Im getting the top layer scraped off tomorrow with a bobcat, and want to seed it down with something that will be prolific and crowd out the nasty stuff.

Since it is a field, it will be mowed maybe twice a year, so im not looking for lawn grasses, more something taller that wont look too bad not being cut. I can put down a lot of seed, but it need to be able to survive without being watered during the year, or any maintenance really since it is just a field.

Any recommendations on something that will take in a hostile environment, be hardy, and spread fast?

The soil environment is very sandy, and im located in zone 7

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RE: Strong perrenial grass to 'take over' field?

  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 27, 10 at 12:20

Have a look at the link below. They sell bulk seed of ornamental grasses, native grasses, cover crops, etc..

Here is a link that might be useful: OutsidePride

RE: Strong perrenial grass to 'take over' field?

If you want Strong a perennial grass to 'take over' field it's called QUACK GRASS. Nothing will stand in it's way and it will rein supreme forever and ever amen.

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