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The Postage Stamp Prairie
Little bitty prairie, whole lotta' buzz!
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It doesn't take much to roll out a welcome mat for your local bees, butterflies, and birds. Now you can support local native biodiversity in the smallest of yards (or in the smallest corner of the biggest of yards!) with a Postage Stamp Prairie.
Size Limit: 100-500 square feet
Cost: (Includes Site Visit, Creation of Custom Plant List, Ground Prep work, Plants, and Planting)
What does the process look like?
Following an initial site visit, we will compile a natural grouping of native species suited to your location using our rigorous Natural Community Modeling research method.
How many plants come with the Postage Stamp Prairie?
Two hundred plug sized plants will be planted per 100 square feet. (If you are unfamiliar with the term “plug”, it just refers to a nursery grown plant that is very tiny, but robust, with fully developed roots. They typically reach maturity in the first season of planting.) Approximately one quarter pound of seed will also be planted per 100 square feet. Each natural community type has dominant species and those that occur in lesser numbers. For example, little bluestem is often a dominant species in high quality Piedmont Prairies, therefore that species may be a dominant grass in your installation. On the other hand, short-toothed mountain-mint occurs rarely and sparingly in the region, so, if it is deemed appropriate for your site, we may incorporate only a few of that species. You can expect that additional native species will actually volunteer to your site once we get this plant community restoration started.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Why the name “Postage Stamp Prairie”? Because postage stamps are tiny but powerful. It seemed to be a great metaphor for a tiny patch of prairie that propels biodiversity education in your neighborhood.