Wildflowers create beautiful, colourful swards of plantings in gardens and larger landscape areas and are a remarkably quick and simple way to brighten up those dull hidden areas with a splash of colour. The vibrant coloured flowers also create valuable wildlife habitats, producing a rich and varied source of food for small mammals as well as birds, bees, butterflies and other pollenating insects, which thrive on the abundance of pollen and nectar throughout the spring and summer months. And when autumn arrives, the seed heads become a hugely essential source of food for birds and small mammals helping them survive the winter months.
A Wildflower Meadow on a Roll?
Each variety of our Wildflower Turf is grown on a revolutionary growing mat, which has been created to replace traditional turf rolls. An innovative product that essentially allows wildflowers to be grown onto a thin layer of growing medium to form a biodiverse blanket, which we call WildflowerMat.
WildflowerMat is laid in exactly the same way as traditional lawn turf and is a fast, easy way to establish wildflowers areas in gardens and larger landscape situations, simply prepare the ground, unroll your chosen variety of WildflowerMat, and water until the roots are established.
Wildflowers can notoriously be very difficult to establish, but WildflowerMat removes those difficulties. Once the wildflower area has been prepared, preferably using a Low Fertility soil, WildflowerMat can simply be unrolled, laid onto the prepared ground and then regularly watered until the roots become established. Available in eight (8) exciting different varieties to suit different aesthetic tastes, soil conditions and landscaping applications, each variety of our WildflowerMat is a colourful mix of native flowering plants and selected native grasses, which are grown onto this proven matting system.
The following product pages fully describe each variety of WildflowerMat we produce, simply choose the variety you think will work best for you and your garden, and if you need any help or advice, please visit our ‘Helping you choose the right wildflower turf’ pages or alternatively call our sales team who are always happy to help and advise.
Why Use Low Fertility Soils?
To get the very best results from the different varieties of WildflowerMat, we recommend that it is laid onto a 150mm depth of Low Fertility soil, as this has been specially formulated and blended to be low in nutrients, allowing the wildflowers to establish and thrive with minimal competition.
To explain, Low Fertility soils help limit soil nutrients. The low nutrients help to prevent grasses from becoming over vigorous, whilst also restricting the growth of other dominating plants so that they do not outcompete the wildflower plants in WildflowerMat.