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Midwest Wildflower Mix

The Midwest Wildflower Mix is a mix of several annual, biennial and perennial wildflowers that together provide a beautiful blend of early maturing, late maturing, short-term and long-term flowers that will provide coverage for years when maintained.

TIPS FOR PLANTING WILDFLOWERS: *Before planting, remove existing weeds by pulling, tilling under, applying a glyphosate herbicide such as Roundup, or by a combination of these methods. *Allow vegetation to die, then rake out the dead debri. *After using Roundup, allow the soil to recover for 3-4 weeks before planting seed. *If poor soil is present, use a low nitrogen fertilizer with 5-10-10 ratio. *Prepare a firm seed bed. Plant seed no more than 1/4″ deep. Plant 6-10# per acre, then cultipack to maximize seed/soil contact. *Mulch with a weed-free mulch. Maintain consistent moisture for 4-6 weeks, then gradually reduce waterings.

Establishment

Plant 1/4″ depth.

Management

Once the seeds have germinated, further weed control is necessary. If practical, pull all weeds as soon as they can be identified.
You may also need to spot spray with a general herbicide or cut weeds with a trimmer.
Be sure to remove the weeds before they reseed.
*Wildflowers may be moved in the fall following seed set.
*Wildflowers are fairly slow to establish. Re-seeding may be desirable in second and subsequent years if wildflowers are spotty.
*Wildflowers should be mowed each fall to a height of 4-6″. The residue should be left on the ground; this will help the wildflowers reseed themselves. This will also assist with weed control.

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