Backyard Prairie

Beautify your backyard and eliminate the hassle of mowing by planting prairie. Prairie brings the natural appeal of prairie grass and wildflowers right to your backyard. Prairie also creates a wildlife refuge by attracting songbirds, butterflies, and wildlife. Allow us to guide you through our special process to replace your high maintenance grass with Iowa’s natural heritage – prairie. Prairie establishment involves killing existing stands of grasses and weeds, a light tilling of the soil, planting of the native seeds, and mowing emerging weeds. From removal of stubborn grass to the establishment of new prairie, we will carefully guide you through each phase of reshaping your backyard.

­During the warm months you will enjoy the serenity and beauty the prairie affords. With careful planting, prairie provides a living snow fence which will eliminate some of your plowing and shoveling over the winter months. With over 18 years of experience with prairie and a commitment to excellence in customer service, Hoksey Native Seeds is ready to help you create the backyard of your dreams.

Cornerstone Mix

$325per acre
  • 8 LBS/Acre
  • 20 Species
  • 6 Grasses & 14 Wildflowers
  • 50 Seeds/sqft

Heritage Mix

$465per acre
  • 11 LBS/Acre
  • 28 Species
  • 8 Grasses & 20 Wildflowers
  • 65 Seeds/sqft

Majestic Mix

$685per acre
  • 12.5 LBS/Acre
  • 42 Species
  • 12 Grasses & 30 Wildflowers
  • 80 Seeds/sqft

Cornerstone Mix

Featuring the core species of a Midwest Prairie, our Cornerstone Mix provides you with the fundamentals to begin growing your own prairie. This balanced mix of Native Grasses and Wildflowers creates year-round beauty and habitat for your local landscape. This mix thrives in average soils but can handle a range of soil conditions from mesic to dry-mesic. The Cornerstone introduces variegated greens and attractive flowers to enrich the beauty and complexion of your land.

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$325
$170
$100
$60

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Heritage Mix

Showcasing a multitude of wildflowers and native grasses, our Heritage Mix offers idyllic beauty while creating habitat for pollinators and wildlife. This mix thrives in average soils but can also handle a range of soil conditions from wet-mesic to dry-mesic. Perfect for backyard enthusiasts and gardeners who appreciate the benefits of biodiversity, the lush vegetation of the Heritage draws birds and butterflies while adding to the beauty of your horizon.

Mix Options

$485
$270
$160
$100

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Majestic Mix

Boasting high species diversity and a heavy seeding rate, our Majestic is an unusually robust and impressive mix. With over 40 species, this mix presents a variety of blooming flowers and an array of texture throughout the growing season. This mix thrives in average soils but can also handle a range of soil conditions from wet-mesic to dry-mesic. The master of all mixes, the Majestic, beckons wildlife as it paints your landscape in sensory-rich, vibrant hues while protecting the soil from erosion and promoting a healthier, local ecosystem.

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$685
$450
$255
$160

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  • Pollinator

    $45.00$2,250.00
    With over 100 different native species, the Pollinator mix is our most diverse mix. It is crafted for the regeneration of the earth. By creating a habitat for nature’s natural pollinators, we can do our part to save the bees and butterflies, and in turn, save our food supply. The Pollinator mix grows into a breath-taking combination of 30% natives grasses and 70% native wildflowers. Choose between short grasses or a mix of tall and short grasses based on your visual preferences. Short grasses range between 2 to 4 feet; and the mixed grasses range between 2 to 7 feet. The Pollinator mix is designed for a wide range of soils, varying from dry to mesic. Planting a prairie can not be done overnight, or even in one year. With proper planning, planting and care, your prairie will flourish within 3 to 4 years. Three years of mindful work can not only provide a balanced ecosystem and habitat for pollinators, but it will also create beauty for generations to come. Plant a prairie. Create a habitat. Save the bees.
  • Prairie

    $30.00$1,650.00
    Created to flourish into a well balanced ecosystem, the Prairie mix is perfect for anyone who wants to establish a space for wildlife and give back to the land. The Prairie mix grows into a breath-taking combination of 50% natives grasses and 50% native wildflowers. Choose between short grasses or a mix of tall and short grasses based on your visual preferences. Short grasses range between 2 to 4 feet; and the mixed grasses range between 2 to 7 feet. The Prairie mix is designed for a wide range of soils, varying from dry to mesic. Planting a prairie can not be done overnight, or even in one year. With proper planning, planting and care, your prairie will flourish within 3 to 4 years. Three years of mindful work can not only provide a balanced ecosystem and habitat for pollinators, but it will also create beauty for generations to come. Plant a prairie. Create a habitat. Save the bees.
  • Grasslands

    $15.00$600.00
    Our Grassland mix is crafted for that stunning rolling-sea-of-grass look. Perfect habitat for wildlife, the Grassland mix is designed for dry to mesic soil. Green in the spring and summer, and turning golden throughout the fall and winter, the Grassland mix is an efficient all-weather landscaping decision. Not only are Grasslands great as eco-friendly snow fences, but once they are well-established, there is no need to mow them. Choose between three height options: Tall Grasses (between 3 - 7 feet) Short Grasses (between 2 - 4 feet) Mixed Grasses (a mixture of tall and short grasses) Planting a prairie can not be done overnight, or even in one year. With proper planning, planting and care, your prairie will flourish within 3 to 4 years. Three years of mindful work can not only provide a balanced ecosystem and habitat for pollinators, but it will also create beauty for generations to come. Plant a prairie. Create a habitat. Save the bees.