Preparation and Planting
Blooming Prairie Nursery installs a full spectrum of prairies from short grass, to Iowa’s most common, the tall grass prairie. Our nursery houses more than 200 species of grasses and flowers that will create a stunning prairie-scape on any type of land. A prairie’s success relies heavily on proper preparation and installation. Blooming Prairie follows a thorough three-stage process to make sure the seed, grasses and flowers thrive.
|Land Evaluation||Measure the area, identify water sources and watershed|
|Soil Profile||Look for clay and organic content|
|Plant Consultation||Discuss preferred types of prairie flowers that will work with the sites sun exposure and environment.|
Site-testing may result in any of the following service recommendations in addition to your prairie installation.
• Soil quality restoration
• Erosion control
• Black dirt or compost additions
• Woodchip mulching
• Bio-retention landscaping