There are many factors to consider when it comes to picking the wildflower seed you want to sow in your project, but we are here to simplify that decision for you with this advice page.
All wildflower species have unique properties that will help them perform, establish and grow better in different soil types and conditions. Our product range includes wildflower seeds that will thrive in a wide variety of soil types, including clay soils, calcareous soils, acidic soils, loam soils, sandy soils, plus many more. You can ascertain which soil type your chosen area has by taking a small sample of the soil and testing the pH level, rest assured we will stock a mix that fits most soil types. It is important to ensure that you are sowing the correct species for your soil type as you may see little or no results if you are sowing a mix that doesn’t have the required properties for your sowing area.
Another key factor to consider is the location of your site and what the surrounding area is like. For example if your site is located in a coastal area, you would want to sow a mix that can establish in salty areas and on hard landscapes that are open to the elements and therefore may need to be more durable and robust than other wildflower seed mixes. Our Coastal Mix contains a variety of species that thrive in these conditions such as Oxeye Daisy, Common Poppy and Bladder Campion. We also stock mixes for other site environments such as a Hedgerow Mix, Wetlands Mix, Woodland and Shaded Area Mix plus many more.
Wildflowers are a key component if you are looking to enhance biodiversity in your chosen area as they are a key part of the food chain for many insects, which in turn will attract more wild birds and other animals if the insect population is thriving in your site area. If the key aim of your project is to attract pollinators, we would recommend our Conservation Bumblebee Wildflower Mix which contains a variety of nectar-rich wildflowers such as Kidney Vetch and Foxglove which will make the mix particularly attractive to bumblebees. Our range also includes other mixes specially chosen to attract other wildlife including bats, butterflies or night-flying insects.
If you have considered these three factors and have ensured your site area is correctly prepared and ready for sowing (learn more about sowing wildflower seeds HERE), then you should have narrowed down your options to the seed species or mix that will thrive on your site and meet your needs to the highest standard possible.
If you require any further assistance or have any queries regarding establishing a wildflower meadow, be sure to contact our team on email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.