Cheap and Easy

$24.95$1,199.60

Combine this seed mix with smaller amounts of our more expensive habitat mixes to increase the benefits that your planting will provide your favorite critters.

·At least 20 species of wildflowers and 5 grasses.

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Description

If you’re just looking for an attractive, easy-to-establish planting that requires very little maintenance, and you only have a limited budget – then this is the seed mix for you! It contains all of the typical species you’d expect to find in a native prairie, or savanna, seed mix along with a number of others. All mixes come with an assortment of wildflowers such as coneflowers, prairie clovers, lead plant, Canada milk-vetch, partridge pea, penstemon, black-eyed susan, sunflowers, wild bergamot, asters, goldenrods, and at least a handful more specialized species that will be added based on the conditions of your site. Little bluestem is the predominant grass of our shortgrass mixes, while species such as big bluestem, indiangrass, and switchgrass are included at higher rates in our mixed and tallgrass options. Because all of these species are specialized to grow in the heat of summer (they are warm-season grasses) and don’t grow much at all during spring or fall, we also include at least a couple cool-season species such as wild-rye, junegrass, and/or various sedges. Since most weeds also grow in the spring or fall, adding these species to your mix will help to prevent the establishment of unwanted species in your planting.

Shipping

Potted Plants

Shipments are made between May 1st to June 15th  and September 1st to October 15th
  • We ship potted trays via UPS and Spee-Dee (Midwest).
  • We must have a name, street address, and email – we cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
  • Orders ship when all species in the tray are well-rooted and by “first come, first serve” basis.
*We are currently unable to ship plants out of Wisconsin.

 

Shipping & Handling Charges – Potted Plants

  • Orders $50.00 and under = $10.00 flat rate
  • Orders $50.01 and higher = 15% of total order
If you need your order fulfilled by a specific date, please include your preferred arrival date in the “customer notes” during the online checkout process. Additional handling fees may be applied to time-sensitive requests.


Back Order Plants

If you have purchased a plant that is on back-order, you will receive a notice when it has become available.

Seed

Shipments are made year-round.
  • Seeds are guaranteed to ship within four weeks. Most orders will be sent out within two weeks of order date.
If you need your order fulfilled by a specific date, please include your preferred arrival date in the “customer notes” during the online checkout process. Additional handling fees may be applied to time-sensitive requests.

Shipping & Handling Charges

  • Orders $100.00 and under = $5 flat rate
  • Orders over $100.00 = 5% of total order

Delivery

Please refer to the US map below for estimated time in transit from NatureWorks to you.
If you need to receive your order on a certain day (Monday through Friday), please include your preferred arrival date in the ‘customer notes’ during the online checkout process.  We will contact you if the requested delivery dates are not feasible, or if there will be an additional charge for expedited shipping.
*Special delivery can also be arranged for local purchases.

 

Pick-Up Orders

Many of our plants are available for pick-up anytime throughout the growing season. You may pick up your order at our nursery if prior arrangements are made. There is a “Pick-Up” option checkbox for orders placed online. There is no handling charge for orders picked up at the nursery, but customers must pay the 5.5% state sales tax.

 

State Sales Tax

Wisconsin residents are required to pay 5.5% sales tax. Please note that shipping and handling charges are also subject to the sales tax.

Soil Descriptions

Sand Silt Loam Clay Topsoil
· Very well-drained

· Generally nutrient poor

· Nutrient rich

· Smooth/slippery feeling when wet

· Mixture of sand, silt, and can have a small amount of clay

· Deep loams are a classic gardening and farming soil

· Very small particles

· Poorly drained

· Sticky feeling

· Top several inches of fertile soils (usually loam) landscaping purposes

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Soil particle size comparison. Graphic from civilblog.org