New England Erosion Control/Restoration Mix For Detention Basins and Moist Sites

$39.00/bulk pound


Riverbank Wild Rye (Elymus riparius), Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii),  Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Upland Bentgrass (Agrostis perennans), Nodding Bur Marigold (Bidens cernua),  Hollow-Stem Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum/Eutrochium fistulosum),  New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata), Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Wool Grass (Scirpus cyperinus).

Minimum Order:

3 lbs

Application Rate:

35 lbs/acre | 1250 sq ft/lb

Spec Sheet:


The New England Erosion Control/Restoration Mix for Detention Basins and Moist Sites contains a selection of native grasses and wildflowers designed to colonize generally moist, recently disturbed sites where quick growth of vegetation is desired to stabilize the soil surface. It is an appropriate seed mix for ecologically sensitive restorations that require stabilization as well as long-term establishment of native vegetation.

This mix is particularly appropriate for detention basins that do not hold standing water. Many of the plants in this mix can tolerate infrequent inundation, but not constant flooding. The mix may be applied by hand, by the mechanical spreader, or by hydro-seeder. After sowing, lightly rake, roll or cultipack to insure good seed to soil contact. Best results are obtained with a Spring or late Summer seeding. Late Fall and Winter dormant seeding requires an increase in the application rate. A light mulching of clean, weed-free straw is recommended.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs