NATIVE PLANTS AND WEED MANAGEMENT
JCD sells native grass and wildflower seed mixes, designed for a variety of soil types and plant communities
Using native plants in your landscaping application can help with weed management and provide forage for birds and beneficial insects.
Learn more about our seed mix and our seed sales program below, or by downloading our Native Seed Brochure.
Once you have a project in mind, give us a call to arrange for a pick-up from our location at the Denver Federal Center. If you have questions about your soil, vegetation, or other site qualities or would like to place a larger order, we have resources available and will be happy to work with you.
PLEASE CALL FIRST to place an order
and set up an appointment:
at (720) 544-2869 or (720) 544-2873
**Staff is frequently out in the field and therefore not in the office, so we ask that you please make an appointment before you pick up seed to ensure someone is here to bring you your order**
Native Grass Seed Mix
$10 per lb
This seed mix is more drought-tolerant than mixes containing non-native species, creating a natural look, and providing re-vegetation without putting other native plants at risk.
This mix is composed of eight native species, including:
- Western Wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)
- Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides)
- Thickspike Wheatgrass (Elytrigia dasystachya)
- Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
- Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina)
- Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
- Rocky Mountain Fescue (Festuca saximontana)
- Canby Bluegrass (Poa secunda "Canbar")
Wildflower Seed Mix
$25 per half lb
This hand-selected wildflower seed mix can be planted on it's own or in combination with the Grass Seed mix.
This mix contains the following native species:
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana)
- Wild geranium (Geranium viscosissiumum)
- Basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes)
- Dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata)
- Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)
- New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
- Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
- Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
- Indian paintrush (Castilleja linariifolia)
- Lindley's blazingstar (Mentzelia lindleyi)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much seed do I need?
We find that 1lb. of the granitic soil grass seed mix covers about 4,000 sq. feet of land. This is about 10 lbs/acre. The same is true for the wildflower mix.
When is the best time to sow the seed?
The recommended planting window is between October 15 and April 30. Ideally, the substrate should be bare, disturbed soil (for best results, non-irrigated planting of native seed should be completed between October 1-April 30. Irrigated planting should be completed between October 1-July 1).
How do I sow the seed?
You can spread the seed by hand or with a seed spreader. Once you have spread the seed, disturb the bed again to get a majority of it buried to 1/4" deep.
Does JCD sell other types of seed?
Yes, JCD sells a cover crop called Quickguard, which is a sterile triticale hybrid used to stabilize barren soils. We can also work with you to design handcrafted seed mixes depending on your needs and site conditions.