Land restoration

Asked May 6, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

I have recently purchased property that had several trees infected with pine beatle kill. I have removed the trees and now have a large meadow that I am trying to decide what to do with. Are there any resources through CU extension for re-seeding the area to prevent weeds from taking over?

Pueblo County Colorado

1 Response

How large is the area you are trying to revegetate? Do you have sufficient water available to get plants established this year?

CSU Extension has a good publication on revegetating pastures at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/forage-guide.pdf. If your site is more of an urban setting, try the CSU Turfgrass website at http://csuturf.colostate.edu/Pages/homelawncare.htm.

The Natural Resource Conservation Service can offer advice on revegetating large sites. You can reach them at (719) 543-8386.

If you need more information, please contact me at 719-583-6566.