Helping restore the native landscape for over 50 years
Founded by Calvin Ernst in 1964, Ernst Conservation Seeds is the largest native seed producer and supplier in the eastern United States.
Find the exact seeds you need for your project using the advanced search and filtering options of our Seed Finder Tool:
Browse all seed mixes and find the one you need using the advanced search and filtering options of our Seed Finder Tool:
After centuries of land development across the globe, erosion has skyrocketed. Scientists estimate we have lost 50% of the Earth’s topsoil since 1850, resulting in a decline in soil health and an increase in groundwater pollution.
When it is necessary to disturb the land, appropriate vegetation is needed to stabilize the disturbed areas. Native plants are a great tool for reclaiming disturbed sites.
One of the most effective ways to fight erosion and water runoff is to plant native seed mixes appropriate to the site. Native seed mixes have a combination of species with deep and fibrous roots. These roots help to stabilize the soil by anchoring and knitting it together. The foliage of native plants intercepts rainfall to minimize the force of droplet impact on the soil. All of this works together to reduce erosion and facilitates rainwater infiltration into the soil.
Planting native species can reduce erosion while providing natural habitat for native pollinators and wildlife.
For best aesthetics, these sites benefit from maintenance identical to those of our standard upland meadow mixes.
If you want to stabilize the local environment while boosting pollinator populations, take the first step by finding the right native seed mixes for your area. Our erosion control & revegetation seed mixes are designed to increase soil health while providing food and cover for local wildlife. Find the mix best for your site by using our Seed Finder Tool.
For greatest success with your plantings, visit our online resource center for our establishment guides and seedling gallery. Our establishment guides contain tips on site preparation, planting, and maintenance. To help you confirm that your meadow is growing, see our seedling gallery.
Please complete the form at the bottom of the page or call us at 800-873-3321.
Festuca ovina var. duriuscula, Gladiator
Lotus corniculatus, Empire
Panicum virgatum, 'Shelter'
Sorghastrum nutans, New England 2 Ecotype
Panicum virgatum, 'Blackwell'