Wondering what to do with that slightly shaded area in your garden? Planting some Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat will add colour and interest without creating extra gardening jobs for you to do.
Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat is a blend of 35 native wildflowers and 3 grasses typically found growing in woodland margins and hedgerows.
Ideal for those tricky spots in the garden where many garden flowers flounder. Please bear in mind though that Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat cannot tolerate really deep shade. Dappled shade is OK but it definitely won’t thrive where the sun never shines. Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat will bring a splash of colour and serenity into your life alongside the knowledge that you are providing valuable wildlife habitat.
Garden design tip: Install Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat over the top of spring flowering bulbs such as snowdrops, crocus, native daffodils and fritillaries for extra colour. Because the area won’t be mown until much later in the year, you won’t notice when the bulb foliage starts to wither and discolour.
Meadowmat is a modern landscaping material especially developed to help UK gardeners establish biodiverse planting areas quickly and easily. Plants are grown from seed onto a thin layer of growing medium where their roots intertwine to form a strong mat. The mat can be rolled up (without damaging roots or plants) to allow this blanket of plants to be transported and re-laid.
Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat asks for a largely hands-off and rather eco-friendly style of gardening. No need for fertilisers and sprays, these plants are self-sufficient. Leave to grow unchecked between February and August. The biggest burst of the flowers will appear in May followed by smatterings of colour through summer. At the end of summer, use a scythe to take off the vegetation – leave just 10 – 15 cm to re-grow and take away all of the trimmings. Mow once or twice in autumn to remove excess growth and let it overwinter. If you are growing Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat under trees, please remove fallen leaves in autumn.
You’ll find installation and maintenance guidance in the blog and the knowledgebase sections of our website.
Woodland Shade Mix Meadowmat prefers to grow in partial shade and moist, but well drained low fertility soil. Please avoid deep shade – the plants do need some daylight in order to thrive. Happiest in a fairly neutral pH but will tolerate all but the most acidic or alkaline soils.
To get the best from your Meadowmat, install onto Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil. This helps to regulate the growth of the grasses so that the flowering plants can thrive.
Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.
Pretty grasses to help retain soil moisture and create wildlife habitat.
For more information about each grass, click on the article below
For more information about each flower, click on the article below