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NATIVE MEADOW GRASS SEED
For the reproduction or repair of historic native hay meadows.
Price details per 1.00 kg (VAT: Zero rated)
Buy 3.00 kg – 5% discount
Buy 5.00 kg – 10% discount
Buy 10.00 kg – 15% discount
Buy 15.00 kg – 20% discount
Buy 20.00 kg or over – 25% discount
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 100% NATIVE MEADOW GRASS mixed
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Native Meadow Grass Seed is summer harvested from mature grasses of unimproved English hay meadows, each a registered Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The harvesting process is carried out several times on each site over the summer months to ensure the seeds from grasses which mature at different times of the season are collected. The gathered seeds are then cleaned and thoroughly mixed together insuring the diversity of the harvested meadow is maintained within the mixture. The resulting product is the closest we can currently source for the reproduction of a native grass meadow in the UK.
Sow at the higher rate for small areas to produce a denser population of grass. Sow at the med-low rate if using as non competitive companion grasses to any of our 100% Wild Flower Seed mixtures.
5 to 25 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to late September
1.00 kg covers a minimum of 40 square metres
- Produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones and any other debris.
- Rake or harrow over the surface to create a thin layer of fine soil (tilth) approximately 10-20mm deep.
- Split the total quantity of meadow grass seed to be applied into two equal amounts.
- Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
- Gently work most of the applied seeds into the tilth with a firm rake or harrow.
- Apply the remaining seed in the same way and again, rake or harrow most of them into the tilth.
- Finally, lightly roll or tread over the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This method ensures the lawn seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of which helps to anchor the seeds in position so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall and to retain the correct moisture level for quicker germination.
- Grass meadow seeds may also be simply scattered onto open ground however, this means the seeds are exposed to birds and other hungry pests, particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather so seed germination may be significantly lower and establishment may be very slow and/or uneven – even with regular irrigation.