Extra floristic low flowering lawn turf with wild orchid seed

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The most popular for floral lawns
Suitable for most soil types and shade tolerant
Contains 27 native wild flowers and grasses at 50% wild flowers

Due to the popularity of this turf, the last batch has sold out, I am now taking orders for June 2020, when a new batch will be ready for lifting.

Please note for orders under 15 square metres add £2 per square metre to the price shown below.

Price: £15.50 per m2 plus vat and delivery

You will notice that you cannot buy this product straight off the website; this is because the delivery price varies due to quantity and distance. If you email me with your potential order including the delivery address I will then send you back a full quotation.

For orders or enquiries telephone Colin: 01435 810446
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This is the most floristic and colourful lawn turf that you will come across, i have created it using my top selling ‘Low Flowering Lawn’ seed mix, with a few tweaks to make for a wonderful floral lawn turf. If you wish for a less floristic wild flower lawn then choose my standard low flowering lawn turf instead which is more grass dominant, both however make functional lawns.
Please note: It is advisable to pre-order this turf due to popular demand and my last batch selling out within the month, I am currently growing more, the price is £15.50/sqm. I expect it to be ready for lifting and delivery from late June 2020 (but the date is subject to weather/growing conditions so bear with me if it is a little later). Please contact me if you would like to pre-order this.

Turf management:

You can keep your turf mown to between 1½ to 4 inches high or even higher if you wish. If your aim is to maximise flowering all season, maintain a mowing frequency of about one cut every 3 weeks for the majority of the summer and remove the cuttings – this is approximate and you can certainly extend this mowing interval. However, if you mow too regularly i.e. every week, then many of the flowers will not get a chance to bloom, although you will not kill the plants and your turf will be nice and short and tidy, you will not see much flowering. If you wish to maximise the flowering and wildlife benefits of your wild flower lawn once it is established, instead of mowing the whole lawn in one go, you can mow alternate halves every 10 days or more i.e. alternating which half of the lawn you cut each time, this will ensure that there are always flowers to view and for bees and butterflies to enjoy throughout the summer, as it can take a week to ten days for flowering to resume following each mowing. The final cut of the year should be done shorter than 2 inches to leave the lawn quite tight and remove the cuttings to ensure good flowering resumes in the spring. It is important to remove leaf fall off the wild flower turf at the end of the year, using a leaf blower is the easiest method.

When the wild orchids start flowering (this will not be until 3 to 4 years after sowing, as they form an underground tuber first) you might want to mow round their lovely flowering spikes as they will only flower once each summer unlike the other species which will put up more flowers following mowing. Please note that the wild flowers in your lawn turf are perennial and come up year after year, they do not need to drop thier seed to continue.

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Size of each roll either: width 77cm x length 162cm (1.25m2) or width 64cm x length 100cm (0.64m2), depending upon which of our sites we are lifting it from.

Turf weight: typical per m2 18kg or typical water saturated per m2 22kg

Approximate established height: between 3cm and 10cm – the height will be affected by your mowing frequency.

* I will send you my native Common Spotted Orchid seed separately to sow over the surface once the turf is laid (simple instructions will be included with the seed packet).

Wild flower content Latin name
Bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
*Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Cowslip Primula veris
Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens
Greater Bird's-foot trefoil Lotus pedunculatus
Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
Lawn Chamomile Anthemis noblis
Lawn Daisy Bellis perennis
Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Ragged Robin Silene flos-cuculi
Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Salad Burnet Poterium sanguisorba
Selheal Prunella vulgaris
White Clover Trifolium repens
Wild Thyme Thymus polytrichus
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Crested Dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus
Slender Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. littoralis
Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Smaller Cat's-tail Phleum bertolonii
Smooth Stalked Meadow-grass Poa pratensis
Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Quaking Grass Briza media

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