The aim is to produce a firm weed-free tilth. Subsoils often provide a weed- free, low nutrient status seed bed, and are therefore suitable for wild flora. It is occasionally necessary to remove the topsoil in areas of high fertility, as these
soils tend to promote the growth of more vigorous grasses and pernicious weeds. Treat existing vegetation with a systemic herbicide prior to seed bed cultivation, taking note of any site constraints and manufacturer’s instructions first.
Sowing can take place throughout most of the year, providing a good tilth can be prepared, however the months of March/April and August/September are generally the most suitable.
WILD FLOWER MAINTENANCE
In the first year control the weeds and reduce competition from grasses. Cut the sward to a height of 5-7cm every two months or when the sward reaches 15cm. Remove all the cuttings. Dig out or spot treat any perennial weeds.
Cut to 5-7cm during March/April and remove cuttings.
A second cut should take place at the end of the flowering season during August/October. Remove all cuttings.
Further cuts in the autumn period to remove untidy growth may be required.
First cut 5-7cm March/April Second cut 5-7cm August/October Remove all cuttings
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