Native Enriched Wildflower Turf®
W/C 24th June 2024

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Native Enriched Wildflower Turf®

The perfect solution to a guaranteed wildflower meadow! Specifically designed to extend the flowering season, this turf combines UK native species with naturalised wildflowers to provide great colour in all areas! Lifted to order, this turf provides visual interest from early Spring to mid-Autumn, meaning you can get your dream wildflower meadow any time of the year!

  • 15% Grass, 85% Flora - 52 wildflower species both native and naturalised  
  • Extended flowering season  
  • Creation of a bio-diverse habitat supporting a range of birds, bees and butterflies
  • Minimum established height: 30cm. Maximum established height: 75cm
  • Typical applications: gardens, parks, private grounds and estates

This turf can be laid at any time of the year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen, ensuring time is on your side when creating the perfect biodiverse habitat!

Our Standard Turf Range has been grown on for 8-12 weeks. For turf that is further along its growing cycle with advanced plant and root development, look towards our Mature Range which has been grown on for a minimum of 20 weeks. 

If you have a question about the Native Enriched Wildflower Turf®, head over to our advice page to find out more on how to create your perfect meadow!

Please note that your order will only be delivered from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Due to the nature of Wildflower Turf, it is cut and lifted at the point of order. Therefore, unfortunately, we’re unable to accept any cancellations or returns.

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Mixture Specification

Turf size will vary with application but is generally 1m x 0.64m = 0.64m² slabbed or 1.62m x 0.77m = 1.25m² rolled.

Flora (85%)    
Alpine Forget me Not  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Alpine Rock Cress (Perennial) Naturalised 
Autumn Hawkbit  (Perennial) UK Native 
Baby's Breath (Annual) Naturalised 
Betony  (Perennial) UK Native 
Birdsfoot Trefoil  (Perennial) UK Native 
Black Medic (Perennial) UK Native 
Bladder Campion  (Perennial) UK Native 
Borage  (Annual) Naturalised 
Cat's Ear  (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Columbine  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Common Corncockle (Annual) Naturalised 
Common Pink  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Common Knapweed (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Poppy  (Annual) Naturalised 
Common Toadflax  (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Vetch  (Perennial) UK Native 
Cornflower (Annual) Naturalised 
Cowslip  (Perennial) UK Native 
Crimson Clover  (Annual) UK Native 
Dames Violet  (Biennial) Naturalised 
English Marigold  (Annual) Naturalised 
Fenugreek  (Annual) Naturalised 
Field Scabious  (Perennial) UK Native 
Garden Candytuft  (Annual) Naturalised 
Great Large Bellflower (Perennial) Naturalised 
Honesty  (Annual) Naturalised 
Horned Pansy (Perennial) Naturalised 
Kidney Vetch  (Perennial) UK Native 
Lady's Bedstraw  (Perennial) UK Native 
Larkspur  (Annual) Naturalised 
Meadow Cranesbill  (Perennial) UK Native 
Mountain Madwort  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Musk Mallow  (Perennial) UK Native 
Nodding Catchfly  (Annual) Naturalised 
Oxeye Daisy  (Perennial) UK Native 
Perforate St John Wort  (Perennial) UK Native 
Perennial Flax  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Ragged Robin  (Perennial) UK Native 
Red Campion  (Perennial) UK Native 
Salad Burnet  (Perennial) UK Native 
Self Heal  (Perennial) UK Native 
Siberian Wallflower (Biennial) Naturalised 
Strawberry Clover  (Perennial) UK Native 
Sweet Willia  (Perennial) Naturalised 
Tufted Vetch  (Perennial) UK Native 
Vipers Bugloss (Perennial) UK Native 
Wallflower (Perennial) Naturalised 
White Campion  (Perennial) UK Native 
Wild Marjoram  (Perennial) UK Native 
Wild Red Clover (Perennial) UK Native 
Yarrow  (Perennial) UK Native 
     
Grasses (15%)    
Yellow Oatgrass    
Sweet Vernal Grass    
Quaking Grass    

Sowing & Establishment

How to lay your Wildflower Turf

1 - Delivery
Depending on the time of year, your Wildflower Turf will be delivered on a pallet in either rolls or slabs. The turf should be laid within 24 hours of receiving the delivery to prevent drying out. If this is not viable, remove the turf from the pallet, unroll and keep watered until it’s able to be laid.

2 - Ground Preparation
Ensure any weeds or debris are removed from the area and take it back to bare earth. This can be done by using a total weedkiller or using a plastic sheet.

3- Rotavate the Soil
Rotavate the area to a depth of 10cm to create a fine tilth by using either a rotavator or tiller. If any debris is brought to the surface, remove.  

4 - Weed Prevention
Leave the soil fallow after rotavating for 1-2 weeks. Disturbance of the soil during rotavating can cause germination of weeds. Remove these before laying the turf.

5 - Final Ground Preparation
48 hours before turf installation, water the area until saturated.

6 - Turf Installation
Roll/lay out the turf and press into the bare soil to ensure good soil contact, without overlapping the edges. Ensure there are no gaps between edges of the turf as this will promote weed growth. The turf can be cut to fit around any awkward shapes.

7 - Watering
Water the turf after laying and ensure the soil beneath the turf is damp. Water generously in the first couple of weeks to avoid the turf drying out.

8 - Root Establishment
After a couple of days following the turf being laid, slowly lift a corner of the turf up to check the roots are starting to knit into the soil.

Maintenance

1 - Flowering

A unique ‘soil-less’ system, Wildflower Turf will flower within the first year if containing annuals. Perennials in the mix will flower from the second year onwards once the roots are fully established and have gone through a period of vernalisation.

2 - Fertiliser

Wildflower prefer poorer soil types, so no fertiliser is required before or during establishment.

3 - Leaf Matter

If laying turf under trees, ensure that the leaf matter is removed as this can smother light for the young wildflowers and mulch back into the soil, enriching the area.

4 - Weeding

Gaps between each slab of turf can cause some dormant weed seeds to germinate once given the ideal conditions. Because of this, some common lawn weeds such as trefoil and plantain may appear – the best way to minimize this and remove the vigour is by either pulling them out or spot spraying.

5 - Spring Cut

Suited to an established meadow, an early spring cut (end of February/early March) will help tidy up the area ready for summer flowering. It is recommended not to cut any lower than 10cm as this can disturb the flowers starting to emerge. Remove the clippings after the cut. Cutting can either be done with a strimmer, mower (with the box off) or scythe.

6 - Autumn Cut 

An autumn cut is required in order for annuals to self-seed and flower the following year, helping the meadow mature. Once the flowers have died back (around September/October) depending on the season, cut down to around 10cm in height and leave the cuttings on the surface for around 7-10 days. This will allow the seed heads to dry out and for the seed to drop into the soil. After this time, it is important to remove the cuttings to prevent them mulching back into the soil.