Crown vetch, etc.
Hello, I live in Burnsville and have a wooded lot in our backyard. We have about a 1/2 acre of wooded area behind our house. We've had trees removed and buckthorn. The buckthorn has been cut and sprayed (in the fall) and we are finally looking at a very nice, clear space. We would like to plant seed to offer a beautiful prairie of grasses, crown vetch, flowered perennials, etc. We would like to find something that is hardy, easy to grow, and hopefully will help block the buckthorn from emerging again. We also want something that is cost effective. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated including where to find seed, when to plant, easiest way to plant, etc.