Traditional Meadowmat Seed Mix
Traditional Meadowmat Seed Mix is a blend of 31 native wildflowers and 3 types of grass typically found in an old-fashioned hay meadow.
So it is ideal for a sunny spot where low maintenance and lots of biodiversity combine to create a relaxed feel. Maybe you prefer a more manicured look? Then, keep the edges trimmed and mow paths through your Traditional Meadowmat® to give a more formal appearance.
- The majority of plant species in Traditional Meadowmat wildflower turf are perennial. That means that if they are happy in your garden they will grow back year after year.
- Flowering Time: May – July (depending on local weather conditions).
- For flowers in its first season, sow Traditional Meadowmat seeds before the end of March to allow plants to establish.
- The balance of plant species is affected by soil type, management, pollinator populations and local climatic conditions. Your Traditional Meadowmat will change appearance from year to year, which is one of the reasons we love it so much.
Growing Traditional Meadowmat® – Soil and Aspect
Traditional Meadowmat prefers to grow in full sun and moist, but well drained low fertility soil. So, it is happy on level surfaces or slopes. Happiest in a fairly neutral pH but will tolerate all but the most acidic or alkaline soils.
However, we strongly recommend sowing Meadowmat® seed onto our Low Fertility Soil as the high nutrient content of “normal” garden soil tends to skew the balance of grasses to flowering plants in Traditional Meadowmat and you may find that the resulting display is less colourful.
Traditional Seed – Sowing Instructions
- First, dig over the area and thoroughly rake to remove any debris and create a fine tilth. If your garden soil is rich in nutrients, remove as much of it as you can and replace it with low nutrient topsoil.
- Then sow the seeds where you want them to grow. The recommended rate for Meadowmat wildflower seed is 30g/m². Sprinkle the seed as evenly as possible being careful not to sow seeds too thickly – the plants will need plenty of room to grow.
- Newly sown wildflower seed needs light and water to germinate. Do not cover the seed. Water lightly – be careful not to wash them away! Protect from birds. For best results, keep the soil and seeds moist until the plants have germinated and are well established.
- Contains Rehofix bulking granules to ensure even sowing.
- Shake well before use.
Don’t have time to wait for it to grow?
The mix of wildflowers which feature in this seed mix are also available as an “instant” wildflower turf which can bring you all the colour of wildflowers without the wait!
What’s In Traditional Meadowmat® Wildflower Seed Mix ?
Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.
20% Native Grasses
To help prevent soil drying out, provide shelter for insects, food for birds and perches for butterflies:
For more information about each grass, click on the article below
|Sheep’s Fescue||Crested Dogstail|
|Slender Creeping Red Fescue|
80% Native Wildflowers
For more information about each flower, or to purchase more of the individual species, click on the links below
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|Selfheal||Read More||Buy More|
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|Yarrow||Read More||Buy More|
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The actual percentage of each species contained may vary due to environmental factors. Turfonline makes every effort to ensure wildflower products are free from weeds and pests, however due to the natural way in which these products are grown we cannot guarantee they are 100% pest free on delivery. It is unlikely that you will see every species that is listed. The variation of species present has been developed to suit a wide variety of soils and environmental conditions. This will result in a product that will adapt to individual settings which may mean some species are more successful than others. Contains annual and perennial species. If installed after March many species may not flower during the first year.