Sowing Instructions

Awesome! You've received a Pollenize seed packet please follow these simple instructions to sow your wild flowers:

Sowing meadow mixtures onto prepared bare soil

Ground Preparation

Select ground that is not highly fertile, and does not have a problem with perennial weeds, and removing any current weeds in desired area. Then upturn the soil to allow for receiving your wildflower mix.

Sowing

Sow in the autumn or the spring, or at any other times of the year if the ground conditions are good. The seed must be sown on the soil surface and distributed by hand over a 1-3 metre radius for amount of seed in the packet for desired area. Then lightly tread over the area to give good soil to seed contact.  

Aftercare

There will often be a flush on annual weeds in the first growing season after your seeds are sown. However, avoid cutting this back until mid summer. Cut in the mid summer as the vegetation dies back. Most of the sown meadow species are perennial and will not flower in the first growing season.

In the second growing season, and each year thereafter, leave the meadow mixture uncut from spring to summer, allowing the sown species to flower in June and July.

Sowing meadow mixtures into existing grass

Wildflower seeds may sown directly into existing grass. Select your desired area by preparing by raking at grass area to help expose the soil for receiving the wildflower seeds.

* Please ensure you carry out sowing whilst being supervised by an adult.