Switchgrass grows 3-6′ and is used for soil conservation, pastures, hay production, and possibly for biomass fuels. Best adapted to areas of moist soils, but also drought resistant and winter hardy. The earliest maturing of the native warm season grass; it is readily consumed by livestock. Yields of four tons per acre in one cutting with high amounts of re-growth before frost are common. Switchgrass is long-lived and sod forming.
Warm season grasses, tend to work on establishing deep roots during the first two years of life, and then growing during their second and third year. They are slow to establish, often frustrating gardeners during their first year if seeding a meadow when weeds and other aggressive plants can take hold until it gets established. These grasses are best planted in late spring. Fall planting is not recommended. If you seed warm season grasses in the fall, they will stay dormant and emerge in the spring. These grasses also tend to stay low during the cooler parts of summer, and put on their full height in the heat of the summer.
Var. Alamo, Blackwell, Cave-in-Rock, Dacotah, Forestburg, Nebraska 28, Pathfinder, Trailblazer.
Pricing is for Native variety, please call for pricing on other varieties.
Small Areas: 1-2 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Larger Areas: 5-7 lbs. per acre drilled, 10-14 lbs. per acre broadcast