Roof Wildflower Turf®
W/C 24th June 2024

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Roof Wildflower Turf®

The unique soil-less system enables you to get a wildflower haven in places where space is limited and with minimum irrigation. Made up of 80% flowers, our Roof Turf will provide an eco-friendly option to public buildings, private houses and garages whilst attracting bountiful beneficial pollinators. 

  • 20% Grass, 80% Flora - 36 Native wildflower species
  • UK Native perennial wildflower turf
  • Low maintenance - requires only one cut a year
  • Minimum established height: 30cm. Maximum established height: 75cm
  • Typical applications: public buildings, private houses, garages, containers

Our Roof Wildflower Turf produces a bio-diverse environment that helps supports the natural habitats of wild birds, bees, butterflies, mammals and other invertebrate species. 

Our Standard Turf Range has been grown on for 8-12 weeks. 

Go to our advice page to find out more on how to create your perfect wildflower turf roof 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 (80%)     
Autumn Hawkbit  (Perennial) UK Native 
Betony  (Perennial) UK Native 
Birds Foot Trefoil  (Perennial) UK Native 
Black Medic (Perennial) UK Native 
Bladder Campion  (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Cat's Ear (Perennial) UK Native 
Chives  (Perennial) UK Native 
Clustered Bellflower (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Knapweed (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Sorrel  (Perennial) UK Native 
Common Toadflax  (Perennial) UK Native 
Cowslip  (Perennial) UK Native 
Field Scabious (Perennial) UK Native 
Hoary Plantain  (Perennial) UK Native 
Kidney Vetch  (Perennial) UK Native 
Ladys Bedstraw  (Perennial) UK Native 
Meadow Buttercup  (Perennial) UK Native 
Meadow Cranesbill  (Perennial) UK Native 
Meadowsweet  (Perennial) UK Native 
Musk Mallow (Perennial) UK Native 
Ox Eye Daisy  (Perennial) UK Native 
Perforate St John's Wort  (Perennial) UK Native 
Ragged Robin  (Perennial) UK Native 
Red Campion (Perennial) UK Native 
Ribwort Plantain  (Perennial) UK Native 
Rough Hawkbit (Perennial) UK Native 
Salad Burnet  (Perennial) UK Native 
Self-Heal  (Perennial) UK Native 
Small Scabious  (Perennial) UK Native 
Thrift  (Perennial) UK Native 
Tufted Vetch  (Perennial) UK Native 
Viper's Bugloss (Perennial) UK Native 
White Campion  (Perennial) UK Native 
Wild Marjoram  (Perennial) UK Native 
Wild Red Clover  (Perennial) UK Native 
Yarrow (Perennial) UK Native 
     
Grasses (20%)     
Sheep's Fescue     

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.