What is the difference between a wild flower lawn and a wild flower meadow?

Dec
15

What is the difference between a wild flower lawn and a wild flower meadow?

A wild flower lawn is an area which is kept mown quite short on a regular basis and the wild flowers present are tolerant of the mowing regime and so tend to flower lower down on shorter stems and also tend to flower quite prolifically and resume flowering quite quickly following mowing. This requires a special wild flower seed mixture, to view my unique mix for this purpose click here. In contrast a wild flower meadow grows taller and should only be cut once a year at the end of the summer or early autumn as many of the species present would take a lot longer to return to flowering following a mowing compared to those included when creating a wild flower lawn. Click here to view my various wild flower meadow seed mixtures, all of which contain wild orchids (as does my wild flower lawn mix) click here.