80% Low Maintenance Grasses for Acidic Soils
20% Flora Blend
Common Catsear – Yellow – Height 15-80cm
Cowslip – Yellow – Height 25cm
Autumn Hawkbit – Yellow – Height 15-50cm
Yarrow – White – Height 30-100cm
Wood Sage – Green/Yellow – Height 40cm
Tufted Vetch – Purple – Height up to 200cm
Birdsfoot Trefoil – Yellow – Height 10-40cm
Ragged Robin – Pink – Height 75-100cm
Ribwort Plantain – Brown & White – Height 10-50cm
Betony – Purple – Height 60cm
Wild Foxglove – Purple – Height 30-120cm
Common Sorrel – Red – Height 30-80cm
Yellow Rattle – Yellow – Height 30cm
Sheeps Sorrel – Red – Height 25cm
Common Knapweed – Purple – Height 50cm
Ladys Bedstraw – Yellow – Height 30cm
Meadow Buttercup – Yellow – Height 30-90cm
Grasses – Common Bent, Crested Dogstail, Sheeps Fescue, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Strong Creeping Red Fescue, Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass.
Key features of our Acidic Soils Wildflower Mix
- 80% Low maintenance grasses for acidic soils
- 20% Flora blend
How to sow our Acidic Soils Wildflower Mix
- Small areas – Remove any weeds by hand or by using a black plastic membrane for at least 3 months prior to sowing.
- Larger areas – If large numbers of perennial weeds, such as dandelions, nettles and docks are present, then a non-chemical control method may not work. If this is the case then spray off existing vegetation (unless it is already species-rich) using non-residual systemic glyphosate-containing weedkiller.
- Dig and turn the soil and compact and rake as you would for seeding a new lawn.
- It is advised not to use a fertiliser as this could over encourage grasses that over power the wildflowers.
- Wait 4 to 6 weeks for the ground to settle and for any weeds to show. Remove these before sowing.
- Now you are ready to sow your Acidic Soils Wildflower Mix. As a guide seeds should be sown at 5g per square metre. You may need to mix the seed with silver sand to make distribution easier.
- Ensure you rake in lightly and soak to ground thoroughly with water then leave to grow.
- Use some netting if pests such as birds become a problem.
Our Acidic Soils Wildflower Mix is best sown from March and April or in September, depending on soil conditions. Lighter soils can be sown in Autumn.
For help and advice on preparing your ground please visit our help and advice section. Further advice can be found at the RHS. Thank you.
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