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Organic Site Preparation for Wildflower Establishment

Author: Xerces Society

Site preparation is one of the most important and often inadequately addressed components for successfully installing pollinator habitat. These guidelines provide step-by-step instructions, helpful suggestions, and regional timelines & checklists for preparing both small and large sites using:

  1. Solarization

  2. Smother cropping

  3. Repeated shallow cultivation

  4. Sheet mulching

  5. Soil inversion

  6. Organic herbicide applications

  7. Sod removal

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