Picture yourself knee high in wildflowers and grasses and surrounded by summer insects. This is the feeling evoked by Traditional Meadowmat
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Traditional Meadowmat is a blend of 31 native wildflowers and 3 grasses typically found in an old fashioned hay meadow.
Ideal for a sunny spot where a low maintenance and lots of biodiversity can combine to create a relaxed feel. Prefer a more manicured look? Keeping the edges trimmed and mowing paths through your Traditional Meadowmat gives a more formal appearance.
If you're not familiar with Meadowmat, it's an innovative landscaping material that allows you to establish dense planting very quickly. More reliable than seeding and less time consuming than plugplanting, Meadowmat can only be described as a flower garden on a roll. It's installed and established just like grass turf but needs less ongoing maintenance than a lawn.
Maintaining Traditional Meadowmat requires a different approach to any other type of gardening. Fertilisers and pesticides can stay in the shed - you won't be needing those. Neither will you need your lawn mower. Meadowmat can be left to grow unchecked between March and August. At the end of summer it is cut back to a height of 10 - 15 cm and all vegetation is removed. Mow once or twice in autumn to remove excess growth and leave over winter and your Traditional Meadowmat will naturally start growing when the soils warm up in spring.
For more detailed information on installing and maintaining Tradtional Meadowmat please visit the blog and the knowledgebase sections of our website.
Traditional Meadowmat prefers to grow in full sun and moist, but well drained low fertility soil. 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.
We strongly recommend installing onto Meadowmat 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.
Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.
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
For more information about each flower, click on the article below