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Crow Wing SWCD is selling native seed mixes

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is selling native seed mixes to create alternative lawn for $35 per package.

“This is a great opportunity for you to lessen your lawn and create a home for the bees, butterflies and birds. These mixes also like area sandy soils.” said Beth Hippert, SWCD district technician.

For a limited time the SWCD is selling bank stabilization (20-30 species) and lawn alternative seed (five species) mixes. Seeds can be purchased at the Crow Wing SWCD office at 322 Laurel St., Suite 13, Brainerd, (adjacent to the historic courthouse in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building).

Each packet covers 500 square feet. Plants are drought tolerant and grow in part to full sun. Packets include perennial flowering plants, grasses and a cover crop. Plants generally become fully established in one to three years.

The mixes contain seeds that were harvested and packed within 100 miles of Brainerd by Minnesota Native Landscapes, Inc. of Otsego.