Native Grasses Prairie Sandreed Soil: Light Sandy Plains Season: Warm Description: Tall with stout rhizomatous roots, sod-forming, drought resistant Switch grass Light Soil: Alkaline, sandy to loam Season: Warm Description: Tall with strong rhizomatous roots. Large amounts of early forage. Becomes tough when mature. Sand Bluestem Soil:Light/Sandy Season: Warm Description: Tall with creeping rhizomes. Differs from Big Bluestem in its roots, […]
Should I Plant Grass Now?
Successful grass stands are created by planning and managing the factors that are under our control, to offset the vagaries of weather. Late spring and summer are poor times for planting success, due to temperatures, hot winds and moisture levels of the soil. Preparing and planning to reduce competition from other plants and foragers for new grass seeded […]
All That’s Green Isn’t Grass!
In the last couple weeks, we have seen some precipitation. Rapidly moving thunderstorms with intense rain for a short period has been the norm across the Pikes Peak region. Rangeland is still green in August. A word of caution: All that’s green isn’t grass. When looking over your rangeland it looks green indicating something is […]
Custom Grass Seed Mixes
Hundreds of species of grasses can be found on the Eastern Plains. Many provide excellent forage, and do so year-around, whether on the ground or as hay.
Double El Conservation District has the grass seed available that is good for this region. Contact Us to submit your soil sample and receive the custom grass mix that is right for your land and needs.