Another way to boost your established wildflower meadow is by planting fresh seed in sparse patches throughout the meadow. This will bring the flush of new, bright annual blooms to your meadow, among the steady show of established perennial wildflowers.
- In the spring, go through your meadow and look for spots that have the thinnest returning growth.
- Then, prepare the soil in patches. With a small hand tiller, or even a good sharp shovel, remove any existing growth in patches of soil. We recommend preparing patches about 2-3 feet wide.
- On the loose, bare earth, sow a handful of wildflower seed. Before spreading seeds, mix them with clean, dry sand to support even spreading (not soil). Remember to following the recommended coverage rate for your seeds - not too much or too little - for the best results.
- Compress seeds to ensure good seed-to-soil contact.
- Water regularly until seedlings are 4-6 inches tall.
- When choosing flowers for patches, look for your favorite flowers! Be sure to select varieties that are tall enough to be seen among your established meadow.
- Try our Wildflower Seed Patches for bestselling wildflower seeds in smaller quantities.
- Or, grow your favorite flowers that will rise above the rest, like tall and cheerful Sunflowers, or graceful Cosmos.