Establishment is the most important phase to ensure system longevity when planning the long-term use of a seeded native grass stand. Native grass pastures can take up to four years to become fully established. Several factors need to be considered for successful native grass stand establishment.
This article discusses management factors that are important during and after stand establishment of native grasses. Overgrazing and weed control are the two most important considerations during establishment. After establishment, seeded areas should be managed to promote tillering and to keep the soil covered.