• Seed

    Cardno has both standard and custom seed mixes that provide a key part of the success of any restoration or native planting project.
  • Plants

    Cardno’s more than 350 native plant species are available in a variety of options to quickly create native habitats and stabilize project sites.
  • Trees & Shrubs

    Cardno has more than 50 species of Midwestern genotype bare-root trees and shrubs available for installation.
  • Erosion Control

    Cardno’s wide selection of bioengineering materials is used by the Cardno Services Team to help control erosion on disturbed sites and stabilize streambanks, lakeshores, and steep slopes.
  • Inventory

    Download Cardno's current inventory of seed, plants, and trees and shrubs, updated on a regular basis.

Cardno Native Plant Nursery

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. Our full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Our team can also perform contract growing or create a custom seed mix for your next native landscape project.  We also provide natural coir bioengineering materials  that can be prevegetated with appropriate native species  to help advance ecological restoration and stabilization work.
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New Pollinator Seed Mix for 2020

Jan 27, 2020
Cardno Solar Field Pollinator Habitat Mix

After getting multiple requests for a low-growing, native pollinator-friendly seed mix throughout 2019, we have developed a new mix to meet the growing solar energy market. This seed mix was designed for planting in solar arrays in the Midwest to increase available native pollinator habitat. It is best planted in dry, well-drained soils in full sun. The native grasses in this mix will provide overwintering habitat for native pollinating insects and the wildflowers selected will provide year-long nectar and pollen sources for bees, butterflies, moths, and other native pollinating species.

At mature height, the species selected will stay at or below 3 feet tall. This seed mix includes at least 4 of 5 native grass/sedge species and 9 of 13 forb species, three from each bloom period. Apply at 34.75 PLS pounds per acre.

The list price for this seed mix is $955 per acre (plus tax and shipping). Please contact the nursery sales staff for inquiries, or if you would like to place an order. 

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Featured Species

Cut and Bundled Live Stakes
Live Stakes (various species)

Live stakes are dormant woody cuttings with the branches removed. They can be used alone or to secure other bioengineering materials such as erosion control blankets or root carpets. Live stakes are easier to install than bare-root trees and shrubs, because they require a 2-inch pilot hole, compared to an 18-inch hole for a tree or shrub. Cardno's live stakes are treated with an anti-dessicant and rooting hormone for optimal performance after installation.