Why use Lindum Wildflower turf?
Wildflowers are notoriously difficult to establish when grown from seed, or even as small plug plants, in an existing lawn or meadow, because they are often out-competed by aggressive grasses. Lindum Wildflower turf provides the instant solution.
Lindum Wildflower turf is a mixture of Wildflowers and flowering perennials growing in a string moisture retentive felt, supplied ready to roll out. The felt medium that the plants are growing in, combined with the large roll size which acts as a weed barrier (although doesn’t stop them altogether) with retains moisture and helps the wildflowers to establish quickly into the soil below.
The strong, pre-grown wildflower meadow will rapidly establish and is easy to lay. It can be rolled out on flat surfaces, or pegged to steep slopes for bank stabilisation.
The wildflower mixture
Lindum wildflower turf contains a vibrant mixture of wildflowers, herbs and perennials designed to flourish in dry conditions and produce a biodiverse and colourful visual spectacle.
|Latin name||Common name|
|Centaurea scabiosa||Greater Knapweed|
|Daucus carota||Wild Carrot|
|Gallium album – (Galium mollugo)||Hedge Bedstraw|
|Galium verum||Lady’s Bedstraw|
|Knautia arvensis||Field Scabious|
|Leontodon hispidus||Rough Hawkbit|
|Leucanthemum vulgare||Oxeye Daisy|
|Lotus corniculatas||Birdsfoot Trefoil|
|Origanum vulgare||Wild Majoram|
|Plantago lanceolata||Ribwort Plantain|
|Plantago media||Hoary Plantain|
|Poterium sanguisorba – (Sanguisorba minor)||Salad Burnet|
|Rhinanthus minor||Yellow Rattle|
|Rumex acetosa||Common Sorrel|
|Silene dioica||Red Campion|
|Silene flos-cuculi – (Lychinis flos-cuculi)||Ragged Robin|
|Silene vulagris||Bladder Campion|
|Echium vulgare||Viper’s Bugloss|
|Veronica spicata||Spiked Speedwell|
|Thymus vulgare||Common Thyme|
|Dianthus carthusianorum||Carthusian Pink|
The flower seed mix is carefully chosen to produce a wildflower meadow that will flower over a prolonged period, usually from early spring through to autumn, and to create visual interest. There are twenty carefully chosen flowering species sown in Lindum Wildflower turf. The plants in flower will vary through the flowering season and may vary from year to year as the mixture adapts to the soil type, rainfall and temperature.
Wildflowers and other flowering perennials provide a food source for birds and favourable habitat for butterflies and other insects.
Please note that the type of soil the meadow is being established into will determine the type of wildflowers that will grow best. Special mixtures, to suit individual soil types, can be grown to order for the large scale projects.
Lindum Wildflower turf creates a diverse habitat and rich nectar source for pollinating insects, including butterflies, moths, hoverflies, honey bees and bumblebees. The wildflowers in the mixture have been selected for their nectar producing properties and attractiveness to pollinators, especially bumblebees. Including a variety of different wildflowers plus late flowering perennials in the mix makes it more attractive to a wider range of pollinators. By using Lindum Wildflower turf you can increase local biodiversity and contribute towards supporting the survival of these incredibly important species.
Wildflowers are not only beautiful but a source of interest, inspiration and pleasure.
Benefits of Lindum Wildflower turf
- Establishes a wildflower meadow instantly
- Established plants are growing in a felt base, which does supress weeds but does not stop them from growing if they are wind-blown.
- The plants in the mix are chosen for their compatibility and visual attractiveness and wildlife benefit.
- Low maintenance requirement – usually only one to two cuts per year.
- Attracts butterflies, insects and other invertebrates, birds and mammals.
- A prolonged flowering period providing a source of interest, inspiration and pleasure throughout the year
Creating your Lindum Wildflower area is easy
- Existing vegetation should be removed and a light tilth prepared
- For best results the soil should be free draining and not compacted. Wildflower perform best in hungry solid as high fertility will encourage more competitive grasses and weeds. If necessary remove rich top soil.
- Do not fertiliser either before or after laying.
- Simply roll out Lindum Wildflower turf on to damp ground. Peg down the rolls if on steep slopes or undulating ground.
- Water thoroughly after laying. Do not allow the Lindum Wildflower to dry out through establishment.
- Once established, Lindum Wildflower turf needs very little maintenance. In the autumn and possibly spring (if on more fertile soil) it will need a cut. All the dead vegetation must be removed from the mat. The mat should be cut to a height of 50-75mm in length using a strimmer or mower.
- The mat must be kept moist through establishment and through dry and warm periods.
Download our Wildflower turf Technical Sheet here
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