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SWCD sells native seed mixes to create alternative lawn

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is selling native seed mixes to create alternative lawn for $35 per package.

“This is a great opportunity for you to lessen your lawn and create a home for the bees, butterflies, and birds. These mixes also like area sandy soils.” said Beth Hippert, SWCD district technician.

For a limited time, the SWCD is selling bank stabilization (20-30 species) and lawn alternative seed (five species) mixes. Seeds may be purchased at the Crow Wing SWCD office, 322 Laurel St. Suite No. 13, in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, Brainerd, adjacent to the historic courthouse.

Each packet covers 500 square feet. Plants are drought tolerant and grow in part to full sun.

Packets include perennial flowering plants, grasses, and a cover crop.

Plants generally become fully established in one to three years.

The mixes contain seeds that were harvested and packed within 100 miles of Brainerd by Minnesota Native Landscapes, Inc. of Otsego.

For more information, contact Hippert via email or by phone at 828-6197.

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