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First Year Native Planting: What Should it Look Like?

Because native plants are slow to develop, a first year native planting often looks like a weedy mess. Weed seeds from the seed bank germinate and attempt to choke out seedling native plants. In this video, Colt Hamilton shows what a first year planting can look like under various situations. To learn more, check out our First Year Weed Control Overview guide, and watch a video to learn more about the difference between using a sickle mower and brush hog.

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