Is it the time to bring a new wild touch to your garden? How about bringing ornamental wildflowers meadows to create diverse environment and spectacular color to your garden? Those will surely be loved by insects and birds. Also, those things will bring a new life to the unused part of your garden. Are you curious about how to do it? Here are the steps to execute it. Don’t worry as the steps are easy to follow!
Step 1: Choosing the Right Spot
To begin with, you need to start by choosing the right spot. Do you know that perennial wildflowers favor hard life? Such flowers require soil that is impoverished because if the soil is very rich, you will just end up getting few flowers and lots of leaves.
Therefore, it is the best for you to grow the wildflower meadow in the spot you do not often cultivate or in the one you have not used for a quite some time.
However, if you think you have well-cultivated soil, you can still grow annual flower meadow with cornfield flowers. Such flowers are the best choice if you still want to convert your existing bed with the good soil.
For getting the flowers, you could purchase ready-made wildflowers meadow that’s mixed for different types of situations and types.
That will surely be worth looking for the mix of perennial and annual to prolong the time of the flowering. The mixes of seeds are also available in many different combinations of color.
Step 2: Before the Sowing
Before you sow anything, make sure you give a good weeding to the spare space. It is important as the weeds will in a competition with each other to get light, food, and space. Once you have removed everything, you need to dig the soil and firm the soil back down before you rake it smooth.
Next, scatter the seeds of wildflower meadow using your hand. Lightly rake the seeds in and then water the seeds thoroughly. If you worry about birds that will eat the seeds, you could install some net over that soil.
Yet, you need to ensure that the soil still remains warm and moist while they are germinating. Also, make sure that they are not drying out. One more thing, watch out for every weed that comes back.
Step 3: Dealing with the Maintenance
As you see the flowers are growing to prolong the flowering, you need to deadhead the flowers. At the end of growing season, you have to leave those plants to self-seed. The plants have to come back next year.
For the maintenance, you will always need to clear the old plants away in the spring to give the new ones access to the light. Also, make sure you keep on the top of the weeds to stop the old plants take over the new ones. In the first few years, you may need to sow some more seeds. Yet after those years, the plants will come back in each year with little effort from you.