I would like to convert several large strips (app 1/4 acre areas) of a gently sloping, west facing 5 acre pasture back into prairie grass. I am in central Illinois, outside Peoria. Would prefer to plant material that would have grown here originally. Need tips, tricks, sources and solid advice from anyone who has done this. Thanks in advance.
Convertering pasture to prairie grass...need advice
I would check with your extension center in your county, they should have someone on staff who can give you all the info for your area. I know that here, in Eastern Kansas, to change to prairie grass, you have to burn off the old pasture first - one of my friends did this on 15 acres.
You should be able to find your local office here: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/index.html