NATIVE PLANTS AND WILDLIFE
Our wildlife is partial to native plants.
Using native plants is a great way to create habitat for native wildlife.
|Bobwhite Quail • Native grasses and forbs make ideal quail habitat. Use the
to create the foraging opportunities provided by the forbs. Include the
Companion Grass mix
to add the structure of native grasses. Some bare ground is ideal because
it provides easy travel between plants and plenty of dusting areas.
A few areas with shrubby cover nearby will provide shelter.
|Whitetail Deer • Deer like to eat plants that are green and growing.
provides a food source in the fall,
or to provide year-round browse, use the
Plant Hide and Sneak
on foodplot borders to make the feeding area feel
like a safe haven or along the road to create a screen.
|Eastern Wild Turkey • Insects and seeds are a major component of turkeys' diets.
will produce many different types of seed and attract insects throughout the growing season; complement this mix with
to create better structure.
also be a component of turkey habitat. Lastly, Hide & Sneak can be used to create a refuge.
|Pollinators • Populations of many native pollinators are declining. Pollinators need plants that bloom throughout the
growing season. Use the
Butterfly and Hummingbird
mix along with
mix to create quality pollinator habitat.
Getting rid of existing vegetation and seeds in the soil is usually the most important step to ensure a successful wildflower planting
from seed. For more information check out our planting timeline
. If you aren't sure what to plant, take a look at our mixes
or use our mix suggestor
to see what we would recommend.
Wildflower seeds need to go through a cold, moist period before they will germinate; so plant in winter or see our
New construction sites and steep slopes are considered critical areas. See special instructions for these areas in our
critical area treatment guide.
page for more tips and solutions.