Flowering meadow cultivation: from seed mixes to growing instructions. Tips for growing a flower field in the garden.
If we ask our friends the question "what is a flowery meadow?”They will probably tell us that it is a game preloaded on the Windows operating system. If you have this answer in mind… better press the buttonStartand play a game, otherwise… read these instructions forcultivatea beautifulfield of flowers.
If for us Italians aflowery meadow represents a relative novelty, in the cities of Northern Europe iflowery meadowshave been around for decades. They are considered an excellent alternative to the classic turf and you can create slopes, flower beds or extensive colored areas.
Who loves the fields inflowercan think of setting up ameadowad hoc, rich in colors and scents. Anyone who is thinking of redesigning their garden can consider cultivate a flowery meadow. Flower beds, green areas, uncultivated fields ... any piece of land can be converted into a field of flowers. For some years now, on the market, seed mixtures have been available forcultivation of a flowery meadow. Custom blends can be made but it is important to use three types of flowering herbs such as:
- Annual flowering species
- Perennial flowering species
- Grass species
There are thousands of perennial and annual species and a large number of grasses. Getting a good result in mixing is difficult, so we invite you to choose specific mixes just like those born for the classic green lawn.
Seeds for flowering lawn
The most popular blends forcultivation of a flowery meadowthey include a mix of seeds of different spontaneous flower species. examples are cornflower, zolfino rennet, Illyrian ambrette, daisy and meadow sage. These spontaneous species are able to give blooms at different times so as to attract a myriad of butterflies giving unique landscapes.
There are many seed mixes on the market forcultivate a flowery field. For all information, please visit the page "balanced mixtures for flowery lawns". As you will notice, theJapanese flowery meadow.
Typically seed mixes forcultivate a flowery fieldlabeled "Japanese", they offer very colorful results. The average height ranges from 30 to 50 cm and the sowing period, for these mixtures, is from April to June.
Sowing the flowery meadow
To make the lawn homogeneous, you need to sow the soil evenly. The flowery lawn is also suitable for sowing a sloping garden, indeed, the roots of herbaceous species can retain the soil and prevent runoff in case of rain.
If sowing from April to June and, depending on the sowing period, imeadowit will start flowering from June to October.
Usually, ameadowof the genus is inflowerfrom spring to late summer. The maintenance of a field of flowersit's a lotlight, these lawns only need to be mowed once or twice a year. In Italy there are many companies that offer mixtures forflowery meadowscustomized and with variable percentages.
Existflowery meadowswalkable and non-walkable. Much depends on the size of the tree species chosen: the most common are the flowery meadowsnot walkable where the spontaneous flowering species reach a height of between 30 and 90 cm, depending on the mixes chosen.
On the market there is no shortagelow flowery fields, is the case oflow Japanese flowering meadow, it is mainly a turf that incorporates, among its seeds, even those of flowering herbaceous plants.
In any case, from personal experience I can say that even iflower fieldstaller (50 - 90 cm), once they are well developed, they will be able to withstand pleasant walks.
Thanks to the flowery fields you will have the opportunity to attract butterflies, birds and bees to your garden. An authentic opportunity to help biodiversity and the environment!