Considerations when choosing wildflower turf

Wildflower turf is a popular option for hotels, retail parks, schools and even domestic properties, thanks to its effective coverage and almost instant results. But what are the important considerations when choosing wildflower turf for your property?

What is wildflower turf?

Wildflower turf is a specific type of turf that has wildflower seeds as well as grasses mixed in, along with the right nutrition to allow these to grow healthily and quickly. Choosing wildflower turf is a great way to create a wildflower meadow without spending time seeding and cultivating your space. In addition wildflower turf can allow you to enjoy an instant wildflower space with different colours and flowers from early spring to late autumn. But to make sure you choose the right wildflower turf for your property there are a number of considerations to take into account.

What are the important considerations when choosing wildflower turf?

If you think wildflower turf could be a good option for your property, there are a number of considerations you should take into account. These include:

  • The amount of light or shade
  • The species of wildflowers
  • Your budget

How important is light or shade for wildflower turf?

As with any plants, the wildflower turf you install will need light to allow the wildflowers to really flourish. There are a range of wildflower turf types to consider and each of these will have different light and shade requirements. For example, some wildflowers will need full sun and low nutrient soil, which makes these the perfect turf option for flat roofs. However, others will need damp soil, or to be shaded from the hot sun while still receiving enough light. As a result, one of your first considerations when choosing wildflower turf should be the requirements of the plants involved, and the type of environment your space can provide. When the conditions are correct, your wildflower turf is sure to thrive.

What type of wildflower species should you choose?

Another important factor to consider, once you have determined the light and shade levels of your space, is the type of wildflower species you want to include. The type of flower that you choose can have a big impact on a number of things including:

  • The colours- most wildflower turf mixes will allow a range of bright coloured flowers all year round, but if you’re looking for specific colours this can also be accommodated.
  • The blooming period- if you want a short burst of colour for just one season, there are wildflower turf options that can help you achieve this. Alternatively, if you would prefer your outdoor area to be awash with colour from early spring to late autumn, there are also a number of effective wildflower turf options to consider.

Making these decisions will help to narrow down your options so that you can choose the best option for your requirements.

What is your budget for wildflower turf?

Another important aspect to consider is the budget. Wildflower turf options are available to suit a range of budgets and as a result, if your budget is restricted, this might be something to consider first, as a smaller budget will restrict the choices available to you.

Here at Green Scenery we are Preston’s leading grounds and garden experts. From winter maintenance, to wildflower turf, we can offer a range of services to meet your requirements. For more information about wildflower turf options for your space, get in touch with the team today!