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

Photographed in July, 1yr old and uncut for 10 weeks – the more fertile your soil the taller it will be if left uncut

Extra floristic low flowering lawn turf recently laid

Close up amongst the flowers in July

Due to the popularity of this turf we have now sold out of all our year’s stock (a bit unexpected!). If you wish to get your hands on some of our popular ‘Extra floristic low flowering lawn turf’ which will be available in the summer (weather depending from July 2023 onwards) then fill in the ‘request a quote form’ (see turquoise sentence below containing the link) and in the ‘additional information‘ box ask us to email you when it is ready for lifting. When it is ready we will check and confirm that the quote we sent you is still accurate and you can then place your order with us. The turf can be delivered on a date of your choosing (once payment is made we can hold the turf for you in our beds until you are ready for it). Because this turf is so popular it will be available on a first come first served basis, so please ensure our notification email does not end up in your spam box. We will endeavour to grow enough to match all the requests received prior to it’s availability date, so please get your requests in early.

Please note for orders under 15 square metres add £2 per square metre to the price shown below. Minimum order size 6m2 .

Price: £17.50 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.

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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.

For details on how to manage my ‘Extra floristic low flowering lawn turf’ click here.

Turf management:

You can keep your turf mown between 1 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 – 6 weeks for the majority of the summer and remove the cuttings. 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 their seed to continue.

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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