Post by missouriboy on May 13, 2021 23:20:57 GMT
I originaly talked withn the university extension people. They told me I needed to chemically burn off the existing fescue two times, and then plant the natives. I just waited, and it slowly emerged, first slowly, and then faster. They don't seem to care that there is an understory of fescue. Every year now (after 10 years) the indian grass, and little blue, with a scattering of big blue come back in a headhigh standing wave. Don't know if the seed stock was latent in the ground over so many years, or whether it drifted in. My dad plant the smaller back pasture of natives many years back, but it doesn't have the concentration of blues. It could have come from there, but it is separated from the big field by a long, 1880s railroad cut that was dammed on either end is has long been a pond, heavilly timbered along its edges. The mix of grasses looks different though. Life will find a way ... very slowly. I could add buffalo, but the fence would have to be humongous ... and then they would trample me into dust. They are very friendly.
I'd like to see that happen on my land.