Establishing and Maintaining a Prairie Garden

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

The beauty of wildflowers and grasses has prompts many people to create prairie gardens. Over time, these plantings may take less time and expense to maintain than conventional lawns, since they reduce the use of pesticides, fertilizers and mowing. They also attract many species of birds, butterflies and other native wildlife. This folder explains how to establish and maintain a prairie garden. Explains what a prairie is. Covers site selection and preparation, species selection, seeding and planting plants and prairie maintenance. Includes table of prairie wildflowers and grasses, bibliography for further info and sources of seeds and plants for prairie plantings. Fourteen line drawings includes map showing distribution of original habitats in Minnesota. For home gardeners, landowners, Master Gardeners, horticulture teachers and extension educators and their students, nursery and garden center personnel, businesses involved in prairie re-establishment.

Author: 
John F. Kyhl, Mary H. Meyer, Vera A. Krischik
Topic Areas: 
Prairies
Horticulture
Landscape
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Producer / Landowner
Business Community
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

This folder may be used with the slide set, "CUES for Prairie Gardening," which may be rented from the MES Distribution Center. To obtain rental info or to book this slide set (item SS-6749-SEEK), e-mail order@dc.extension.umn.edu or fax 612/625-6281.

Pages/Length: 
7 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1997
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-6748-SEEK
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