Native Grasses and Forbs
Using native grasses and flowers in pastures and landscaping provides many benefits to wildlife, ecosystems, landowners, and homeowners. Native plants adapated to our area and can usually tolerate the range of soil conditions available, so most don't need fertilizer or additional watering once established. Our office has many resources available, check out the following links for more information.
Photo from Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
Mid to large-scale native plantings
If planting large areas in native seed, Johnson County Residents can rent a no-till drill. We also have resources for a Native Seed Cost-Share program in partnership with Johnson County Stormwater Management.
There is in-depth information on preparing the soil for planting in the native planting guides from the Douglas County office.
Small-scale native plantings
Wanting to do native plants on a small scale? Check out our horticulture section on Native Gardens. Also, K-State Research and Extension publication on Establishing and Maintaining Native Plants in Small Areas
Native Plant Guides