Low flowering lawn turf with wild orchid seed

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The most popular for practical mown lawns with a lot of use
Suitable for most soil types and is shade tolerant
Contains 27 native wild flowers and grasses at 15% wild flowers

I am now taking orders for mid June 2020, when this turf will be ready for lifting.

Low flowering lawn turf with wild orchid seed
Please note for orders under 15 square metres add £2 per square metre to the price shown below.

Price: £13.50 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 least floristic of my turfs and not as floristic or colourful a turf as the wild flower meadow turf. If you wish for a more heavily floristic wild flower lawn then use my ‘Extra floristic low flowering lawn turf‘ which is much more floristic and less densely grassy than the ‘Standard low flowering lawn turf’ which is predominantly a very functional grass lawn with just a few wild flowers. However you can add extra species into the turf by using my low flowering lawn plant plugs.

Turf management:

Please note although you should water your turf for the first two weeks following laying do not continue to water it longer than necessary as that will encourage the grasses to grow very strongly and potentially out-compete the wild flowers still developing within the turf. This standard low flowering lawn turf product is ‘grass heavy’ (much more so than my ‘extra floristic’ version) to make a very fuctional lawn.  You can keep your turf mown to between 1 to 4 inches high but i would not recommend letting it get much higher or the grasses could swamp the wild flower content. 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 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. 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.

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 so i.e. alternating which half of the lawn you cut each time, this will ensure that there are always a few 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.

For details on how to lay and manage your turf click here
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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
Betony Betonica officinalis
Bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black Medick Medicago lupulina
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa
*Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Harebell Campanula rotundifolia
Hedge Bedstraw Galium album
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
Lawn Daisy Bellis perennis
Lesser Hop Trefoil Trifolium dubium
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis
Pignut Conopodium majus
Salad Burnet Poterium sanguisorba
Selheal Prunella vulgaris
White Clover Trifolium repens
Wild Basil Clinopodium vulgare
Wild Marjoram Origanum vulgare
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutate
Common Meadow-grass Poa pratensis
Perennial Ryegrass (dwarf) Lolium perenne
Slender Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. littoralis
Smaller Cat's-tail Phleum bertolonii
Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum

Standard low flowering lawn turf not mown for 3 weeks

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