Plants help improve water quality and anchor soil. While soil is the foundation for plants, without roots to stabilize the soil, bare soil washes into our creeks whenever it rains. Seeds germination rates improve when there is good seed to soil contact.
- Rake the ground to loosen the soil.
- Spread seeds over the soil at the rate of 30lbs per acre.
- Press the seeds in to the ground.
Maintenance Schedule (for local groups training by WPD in self-led restoration techniques)
Profile, age range - appropriate for 5+ years old, with adult supervision
Clothes and safety - Closed toed shoes, workgloves
Other tools needed - rakes
Provided by Watershed Protection Department for official Grow Zones: Seed mixes