Soil Rehabilitation Guidebook

[Soil Rehabilitation Guidebook Table of Contents]

Table A2.1. Example seed mixes for coastal British Columbia

    Seeds/kg Generalb Dryb Wetb Alpineb Legumeb Trailb
Species Typea (<>1000) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Grasses:
Perennial rye bunch (S) 544 25 30   15      
Creeping red fescue sod (L) 1354 20 25 20 10 25   30
Orchardgrass bunch (L) 1440 15       10    
Canada bluegrass sod (L) 5506 7   5 5 5   10
Kentucky bluegrass sod (L) 4750   10         5
Redtop bentgrass sod (L) 11013 3 5   5     5
Timothy bunch (L) 2863       10 10   10
Hard fescue bunch (L) 1244     10        
Sheep fescue bunch (L) 1497     15        
Tall fescue bunch (L) 500     20        
Meadow foxtail sod (L) 1277       10 20    
Smooth bromegrass sod (L) 275       20      
Fall rye annual (S) 39 may be used as a nurse crop with any mix

Legumes:
Alsike clover (S) 1497 10 10 10 15 20 35 10
White clover (L) 1872 10 5       20 20
Red clover (S) 605   15       25 10
Yellow sweet clover (S) 572     10        
Birdsfoot trefoil (L) 920 10     10 10 20  
Hairy vetch (S) 44     10        

aS = short-lived, L = long-lived.

bSeed mixes: All seed mixes are listed as a per cent of mix by weight.
1, 2 = General: mixtures suitable for a variety of sites.
3 = Drought, rainshadow, south exposure, coarse-textured soil.
4 = Wetland, ditches or poorly drained areas.
5 = Alpine, higher elevations with heavy snowpack. Use a cold-hardy variety of orchardgrass, such as Kay or Arctic.
6 = Legume, moist sites, maximum N-fixation for planted trees.
7 = Trail, predominantly small-seeded species to reduce application rates for broadcast seeding on backspar trails, skid roads and landings.