Turn a lawn into a meadow

Asked September 23, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

We have a large lawn and would like to turn much of it into a prairie and/or meadow. Where can I find instructions to do that and the best plant mixed to use for this area. We're in Norwalk, IA 50211.

Warren County Iowa

1 Response

Information on the establishment of prairie grasses and wildflowers can be found at the following websites.

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/SUL20-pdf

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/SUL18-pdf

Native prairie grass and wildflower seed can be purchased from numerous seed dealers, including those listed at the following website.

http://www.iowaprairienetwork.org/mgmt/seeddealers.shtml