Formerly Wild Flowers. Wild perennial flowers are a mixture of 37 native species of flowering plants characteristic for various environments. Wild flowers will be perfect for most sites. This natural flower meadow begins to bloom intensively from the second year after sowing.
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A wide spectrum of flowering species, which make up a mixture of Wild perennial flowers, will work well in various locations. The appearance of the meadow will depend on the local conditions and the plants that will find their ecological niche in a given place. The species composition includes only perennial species, which begin to bloom intensively from the second year after sowing. The mixture is intended for spring and autumn sowing in sunny places, on average, clay and humus soils with moderate humidity and periodically dry.
100 g of seed mixture is enough to get 50 m² of flower meadow.
For the best effect, the seeds should be sown on the ground that has been cleared of the existing vegetation and its plant debris – rhizomes or roots. Before sowing, the area should be flattened so that the seeds will not be washed away during rain or watering. Lawn seeding is a method that offers no guarantee of success. If there are clearances in the turf and the plants have enough space to grow, flowers may appear in places, but the effectiveness of this method is often low.
We recommend sowing a meadow of Polish flowers in spring or autumn, when the risk of drought is low. Fall sowing may result in earlier flowering of plants.
Before sowing, the seeds must be mixed – it is important that the mixture is sown evenly over the entire surface. If the area is larger, we divide it into smaller fragments and portion the mixture of seeds proportionally to their number. Adding the mixture of seeds to the carrier, e.g. vermiculite or sand in a proportion of min. 1 l. filler per 100 g of seed mixture, will increase the volume of the seed and facilitate even sowing and control of the sowing area.
We sow the seeds on top of the soil – do not cover them with soil, because many species germinate in the sun and without light will not start vegetation. If the area is larger, we divide it into smaller fragments and portion the mixture of seeds proportionally to their number. A meadow that is too densely sown, where too many plants grow and compete with each other for access to light and water during the intensive growth phase, may lose their aesthetics.
After sowing, the area should be rolled or trampled to ensure good contact with the ground for the seeds. Finally, we water the future meadow. If this is not possible, sowing seeds should preferably be planned in the time before the rain. It is important that the delicate roots of young plants have good conditions to penetrate the moist soil. It is important for the proper development of plants to maintain a moderate substrate humidity in the intensive growth period, especially on permeable soils.
During the sowing season, flowers are unlikely to appear, and for good condition in the following years, the meadow requires mowing several times during this time. Mowing should be performed high (approx. 5-10 cm above the ground) and without chopping the swath, e.g. with a traditional or mechanical scythe, and with a bar mower for larger areas. After mowing, the hay is left for a few days so that the seeds end up in the soil and the inhabitants leave the stalks cut. After this time, the hay should be removed so as not to fertilize the soil, which would promote the growth of nitrogen-loving grasses. Polish perennial flowers can be mowed every few weeks to strengthen perennial plants and eliminate unwanted annuals.
The meadow begins to bloom intensively from the second year, which should be more abundant with each season, with proper mowing. We mow the perennial meadow twice a season, using the same technique as in the first season. The first mowing should be done after the flowers have flowered and the seeds fall off (June / July). The second mowing is to be done in the fall (then the area will resemble a lawn in winter) or in early spring (in winter, the stalks will be a shelter for insects and a canteen for birds, as well as insulation for young seedlings that will have time to grow before the end of the season).
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