How to Plant

There are several factors to consider before you get started. The first is whether you will use plant plugs or seed to establish your native planting. This depends on the size of the area you would like to establish and how quickly you want to see native plants flowering. Containers of rooted plant material are more expensive than seed. However, plants grown from plugs will flower in one to two years, while plants grown from seed will flower in three to five years. In addition, the time investment in planting should be taken into account. Generally, if the area is less than 500 ft², using rooted plant material is practical, and if greater than 1000 ft², you will want to plant seed unless you have irrigation and a lot of help. In areas that are seeded, rooted plant material may be used to introduce plant species that do not establish well or establish slowly from seed.