Savanna Springs Nursery 

Welcome to Savannah Springs Nursery.  4 years ago a group of local landowners and prairie experts got together to form a partnership to do prairie restoration, renovation and wildlife habitat development.  So far we have put up a Greenhouse where we have grown about 25,000 plants.  Initially the individual plants were planted back on the original properties to increase the number of species as well as the number of plants of some specific species.                                                      



The seeds are started in germination tray which are kept in a special end of the Greenhouse where humidity can be specially controlled  Once the young shoots have emerged they are transplanted into small pots and 38 cell trays where the young shoots grow rapidly









Pricing depends on the species, age of plant, size of pot, and number of plants ordered.  

1.    Many species of the grasses and forbs are available in bulk in 38 cell trays of seedlings.  (Grasses ~ $.75 & up, Forbs $1.10 & up.)

2.    Even better prices are available on more than 100 plants, on large contract orders, and if you provide seed, potting materials, pick up the plants yourself, or use smaller celled trays.

3.    2 1/2" Pots will retail for $1.50-$2.50  (<1yr.)

4.    3-4" Square and 6" Round Pots hold older 1yr+ stock Ranging from $3 to $10.

5.    Seed is available for many native Grasses &  Wildflowers
 6.    We would be happy to talk about contract growing and filling special seed orders for rare or other species we have growing but aren't listed.

  Prairie Planting







Big Bluestem, Indian Grass and other large fluffy seeds tend to plug up a conventional drill.   Truax makes a drill designed for these special grasses.  We purchased the 8' model with the no-till attachments you can see here.  Broadcast Seeding can also be done with 2 different types of ATV seeders for  fall seeding.   

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Savanna Springs #:  608/ 328-2300   Home Phone:  608/ 325-4606 Cell Phone #:  608/ 558-2075


Recently we added Spraying Equipment to the drill so we can plant and spray herbicides at the same time.  This can be an economic time saver or a way to touch up residual weeds.



Herbicide spraying can be done at the same time as no-till planting.  Costs range from an additional $20-$50/Acre  depending on the total number of acres done, the number of herbicides used and the amounts & costs of each herbicide & surfactant used.

Answering machine (608)328-2300  

Home Phone: (608) 325-4606     

Cell #:  (608) 558-2075




  To prepare projects for planting they often need to be sprayed with herbicides to get rid of weedy competition.    We are able to do this with a specially equipped 4 WD ATV with which we can do spraying or trail cutting.  Some herbicides such as Plateau can be sprayed on after or with planting and suppress annuals.


Round-up & Plateau herbicides are the two main herbicides used in prairie planting.  Round-up generally kills anything we spray it on quickly without residual chemical activity.  This is often  used in preparation to planting or at the same time as planting.  Plateau on the other hand has a great deal of carry over,  takes a  while to work, selectively does a great job of preventing annual weeds and late in the season actually seems to promote prairie species that it seemed to suppress initially.  These two herbicides can be used separately or together.

ATV Spraying Costs

Over 20 Acres:           $10/Acre 

10-20 Acres:               $12/Acre 

5-10 Acres:                 $15/Acre   

2-5 Acres:                   $20/Acre       

Less than 2 Acres:      $25/Acre

Set-up & Delivery: $2/mile One Way

Herbicide costs:   Will depend on how much of & how many different herbicides & surfactants are used (usually $15-$30/A)



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