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Types Of Meadowmat Wildflower Turf

 

Perhaps you want to create a traditional wildflower meadow or a cottage garden-like border. Maybe you want to help support wild birds or you just want to brighten up that bit under the trees where it tends to be a bit shady at times. At Turf Online, we have a variety of different types of turf, including our Meadowmat range.

Depending on your garden and your preferences, you may be wondering how to choose turf that is the best for you. With our Meadowmat wildflower turf knowledgebase, you can compare and contrast the products for yourself below. If you need help deciding how to choose turf for you, drop us an email with pictures of your garden and we’ll be happy to help.

Every different type of Meadowmat turf is grown in the same way and laid just like grass turf. The main differences between them are that the plants grow in the sward, and in one case, the time of year that they are cut back. Our different types of Meadowmat grass turf all grow best in low fertility soil.

Traditional Meadowmat: The Best All-Rounder

Traditional Meadowmat is perfect for when you want to recreate the wildflower meadows of last year in your own garden. This vibrant mix of 34 different perennial meadow plants starts flowering in May and gives a strong burst of colour in June/July. Our traditional Meadowmat grass turf is great for school wildlife areas as most of the maintenance can take place during the summer holidays.

  • Number of plant species in seed mix: 34
  • Percentage of grasses in seed mix: 30%
  • Flowering period: May-July
  • Approximate height at maturity: 80-150cm

Meadowmat For Birds And Bees: Bring New Life Into Your Garden

For all-year-round interest, Meadowmat grass turf for Birds and Bees has a long flowering period followed by beautiful architectural seed heads that will attract wild birds. 43 species of wildflowers and grasses have been specially chosen to provide food and habitat for a wide range of creatures.

  • Number of plant species in seed mix: 43
  • Percentage of grasses in seed mix: 10%
  • Flowering period: April-October
  • Approximate height at maturity: 80-200cm

Cottage Garden Meadowmat: For Quaint And Refined Beauty

Another different type of turf that we sell at Turf Online is Cottage Garden Meadowmat. This grass turf is a glorious blend of 32 perennial and biennial plants which create the look and feel of a traditional cottage garden. The mix includes mainly plants that are native to the UK with a smattering of garden plants that are particularly attractive to pollinating insects.

  • Number of plant species in seed mix: 32
  • Percentage of grasses in seed mix: 5%
  • Flowering period: April-October
  • Approximate height at maturity: 90-120cm

Roof & Garden Meadowmat: Introduce Biodiversity Into Your Garden

The next grass turf is a mix of 23 native plant species that are fabulous as a ground cover but are equally well adapted to the rigours of living on a green roof.  A roof meadow needs to be installed on to a suitable green roof buildup and will need irrigating while it establishes and during prolonged drought….but it’s worth it!

  • Number of plant species in seed mix: 23
  • Percentage of grasses in seed mix: 5%
  • Flowering period: April-September
  • Approximate height at maturity: 30-90cm

Woodland Shade Meadowmat: For Areas With Reduced Access To Sunlight

 

  • The final different type of turf we sell is Woodland Shade Meadowmat. This grass turf is perfect for the subtle hues of woodland flowers into the shadier parts of your garden. We’ve blended 35 species of shade-tolerant wildflowers with 3 species of woodland grasses to create this versatile type of Meadowmat. This Meadowmat looks great from spring to autumn but is at its very best in early summer.

    Please note that Meadowmat for Shady Spots will not survive in very deep shade – it does best in the dappled shade of an orchard or shrubbery.

    Number of plant species in seed mix: 38

  • Percentage of grasses in seed mix: 30%
  • Flowering period: April-September
  • Approximate height at maturity: 80-100cm