How To: Prepare soil for a wildflower garden

Prepare soil for a wildflower garden

How to prepare soil for a wildflower garden

First you have to decide where you are going to plant your flowers. Then you have to pick out the type of flowers that you are going to plant. Make sure that you pick a regional blend that is good for your area and that it contains a number of different flowers in the mix, at least 24-26 varieties. If there is a lot of vegetation on the site where you are going to plant two step mow the area and then rake the thatch away. If your going to till the land make sure you till shallow, not more than an inch and half. Then rake out the excess grass after you till the ground. Hand throw the seed but make sure you go in two different directions end to end and side to side so that you get an even distribution of seeds. After you distribute the seeds rake the area to rake in the seeds and keep them from blowing away. After you rake it then roll the area as well. If you don't have a roller walk on the seed to compact it into the soil. Keep the land watered and moist until germination occurs. Use about 1 pound of seed per 2000 square feet of area that you are planting. Then enjoy your flowers as they grow.

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