Late Summer to Early Fall: Only cool season grasses can be planted at this time.
Dormant: Both warm and cool season grasses can be planted at this time. Soil temps need to be at or below 40 degrees.
Winter Cover: A mixture of at least 8 native grasses that is predominantly Big Bluestem, Indiangrass and Switchgrass
Nesting Cover: A mixture of both grasses (predominantly cool-season) and flowers. There should be at least 15 species in the mix, with half being flowers. Flowers should make up at least 25% of mix by population. You can also create a Dense Nesting Cover (DNC) by mixing wheatgrasses, alfalfa and sweetclover.
Bedding Cover: A mixture of Big Bluestem, Indiangrass and Switchgrass, with the mix predominantly being Switchgrass.