Keeping it Natural

During the process of building a house, a certain amount of disruption to the natural state of a site is inevitable. That is where restoration of the natural habitat becomes important to many builders and homeowners.

On our Loveland site, the homeowners want a yard with grass for their children to play, but they also wanted to keep much of their site looking as if it had not been disrupted too much by construction. Much of the area is wild grasses, and we turned to a local company in Greeley to help us replant with native grasses from that area.

Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc.  established themselves in 1998 with the belief that a seed company should be doing more than just selling grass seed. They developed grass mixes that are found in particular areas, so that say a person who had their pasture catch fire in Eastern Colorado and wanted to replant, could actually get a seed variety that is specific to that location. They have worked with oil companies in Northeast Colorado to replant the areas that have been used for well sites (Pawnee Buttes Seed of Greeley). They have also developed seeds specific to wildfires in Colorado. The process of replanting an area isn’t as simple as tossing out seed and calling it good. It can take several years to reforest an area burned and you can read about it here: Colorado Wildfire Restoration.

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