While Bluebonnets bloom in the spring, planting in Texas is between September 1st and December 15th. Seeds need time to germinate and grow a heavy root system to support this sturdy plant. A 1 pound bag should cover 2,000 sq. ft.
BLUEBONNET SEEDS $33 A POUND
STARBURST AND NATIVE WILDFLOWER MIXES $25 a pound
Parker County SWCD #558 Products and Rental Equipment
(please note, the District only accepts cash or checks)
We take pride in offering a variety of quality products for ground cover, water harvesting, plant identification, and erosion control.
If you have questions regarding our products or would like more information, please click the "Request Info" button and we will email you our complete Annual Sale information packet.
Wildflower and Starburst mixes each contain 10% Bluebonnet seeds. The Native wildflower mix has 20 different wildflower seed, while the Starburst mix has 28. The Native wildflower mix is perfect for areas where groundcover is needed, while the Starburst mix is great for areas where groundcover and a variety of color will be appreciated.
Tree Seedlings - Plastic Containers 6 - 12 inches
$3 each or in lots of 25 for $75
Offerings include: Afghanistan Pine, Austrian Pine, Catalpa, Green Ash, Italian Stone Pine, and Oriental Arborvitae.
Hardwood Seedlings - Bare Rooted
18 - 24 inches tall
$38 per bundle, one species only
MAKE A MINIMUM DONATION OF $20 AND RECEIVE THIS 10" x 12" GATE SIGN AS A THANK YOU!
Offerings this year include: Bur Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Texas Native Pecan (small), and Shumard Oak.
MAKE A $25 DONATION AND RECEIVE THIS BOOK AS A THANK YOU!
Rain Barrels & Attachments
50 gal Terra Cotta
Flex Diverter System $24.50
Elbows, white or brown $5.25
Barrel Connectors $4.25
Planting will be a breeze with Our District’s Brillion Grass Seeder or Turbo Spreader!
Our Chairman, Melton Harms, has prepared an instructional video on the District's Brillion Grass Seed. Please visit our Facebook page to view this video, thank you!
BRILLION GRASS SEEDER INFORMATION
1)Payment is required at time of rental. $6 per acre, minimum charge $75 (you can expect to plant 20 – 30 acres per day).
2) Seeder may be rented for out of Parker County use at $7 per acre / minimum charge $100 at the District’s discretion.
3)The grass seed drill is 8 feet wide, 10 feet with side wheels for highway travel. If you are transporting the seeder - BE SURE TRANSPORT PINS FOR WHEELS ARE IN PLACE. 4)The drill requires a tractor equipped with hydraulics and should be pulled at about 3 miles per hour or less, for planting, seeder should never be pulled faster than 4 MPH. It has a 3-point hitch.
5) The grass seed drill should only be used on a clean, firm seedbed free of stumps and rocks of any size. If the seedbed is too wet or crusty, the grass seed rollers will “ball up”. Through years of planting it has been found that a seedbed can never be too firm. In fact, the firmer the seedbed the better the stand. Some people will firm the seedbed by rolling it before planting the seed. Others will plant the seed then roll the seedbed. Both ways work in establishing a crop. Turner Seed recommends rolling the seedbed before planting, and rolling before and after is better.
6)THE DISTRICT MAY NOT ALLOW USE OF THIS SEEDER DUE TO POOR FIELD CONDITIONS. 7)Suggestions: To find the amount of seed to plant for one acre – take the total bulk pounds of seed and divide by the total acres. Example: (150) bulk pounds divided by (50) acres = (3) bulk pounds per acre. This would be your planting rate per acre.
(A square acre contains 43,560 feet or about 70 square yards.) Always order 20% more seed than required to compensate for calibration errors. Various types of seed sold can cause variances in settings and seed amounts. There are no sure settings for a grass seed drill unless everything is perfect with the seed, and this doesn’t happen often. To learn this machine you must, and it cannot be emphasized enough, go to the field and set the machine and walk behind the seeder, look and adjust until you feel good about the planting.
8)For “slick seed”, use front boxes. Most of this type of seed is planted at rates that will require from 3 to 5 pounds of seed per acre to be planted. Try planting a small area first. See manual for suggested settings. ** When planting less than 3 pounds of seed, be prepared to adjust the opening.
9) For “fluffy seed” or “fuzzy seed”, use rear boxes. When planting fuzzy seed, scalped seed is a must. Most of these types of seed are planted at 4 to 5 pounds of seed per acre. You may need to close the setting if the seed is real clean. Remember that hairy seed with awns are almost prohibited from feeding unless you screen and clean. Do not fill box until you see if it will feed good, instead, put enough seed in the box to barely cover the agitator and make a round or three to see how it feeds. The wide open setting is almost always required. Brushes are installed in the rear box to facilitate feeding the seed through the system.
10)Both boxes can be used at once, planting cool and warm season, grasses and legumes, annuals and perennials. 11)One full growing season should pass before grazing. This helps the stand to establish a root system.
12) DO NOT PUT FERTILIZER IN SEED BOXES, NO EXCEPTIONS.
TURBO SPREADER INFORMATION
For areas not suitable for seeding with the grass seed drill, the District also rents out a turbo Spreader Seeder. The rental cost is $25 per day due at time of rental.
A copy of the Operator’s Manual will be provided. The heavy duty spreader fits on the back of a tractor (a 3 point linkage) and distributes seed at a uniform rate in a 10 ft. strip. 3 Point hitch pins are NOT provided. Excellent for small acreages or for seeding hard to get to areas in small pastures, the Turbo Spreader is considered an ideal solution.
Absolutely no fertilizer used in spreader, and do not use if safety shield over driveline is missing! Attach driveline safety chains correctly; flopping will throw them out or off. Read operator’s manual and Safety booklet before use.
How to plant Wildflower Seeds!
Turner Seed offers a fantastic general planting guide on their website. When you purchase a bag of wildflower seeds we give you a copy of their planting guide to take home with you. Click the link below to learn more!