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SWCD selling native seed mixes

The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District is selling native seed mixes 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...

The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District is selling native seed mixes 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, in a news release.

For a limited time, the SWCD is selling bank stabilization seeds (20-30 species), wet wild meadow seeds (20-30 species) and lawn alternative seed mixes (five species). Seeds can be purchased at the Crow Wing SWCD office, 322 Laurel St., Suite 13, Brainerd.

Each packet covers 500 square feet. Native 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 2-3 years.

Also available are meadow blazing star and black-eyed susan seed mix for $20 per package. This will cover 200 square feet.

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

For more info contact Beth Hippert via email at beth.hippert@crowwingswcd.org or by phone at 218-828-6197.

Related Topics: CROW WING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
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