The following is a very general description about how to plant California native seeds in landscaping situations. For more detailed help please call us anytime.
Pick a sunny location. Clear site of unwanted vegetation.
Grow and kill weeds
For best results the weed seed should be germinated and killed prior to planting. The best way to do this is to water heavily, let the seed sprout and then kill it with a herbicide. If possible repeat this at least 2 times.
Seed does not benefit from amendments. Rake only the surface area to 1-2 inches
No additional fertilizer is required.
It helps to improve uniformity if you mix seed with course sand before spreading. Broadcast on roughened surface then rake into top 1/4 to 1/8 inch of soil.
Keep surface moist during germination
Manually remove largest weeds from planting
Occasional irrigation will prolong bloom