FACTORS WHICH COMMONLY CAUSE POOR RESULTS
We have outlined the most common mistakes that inhibit the success of wildflower growth:
Improper site evaluation-good drainage is a must!
- Deep soil preperation greater than one inch in depth will unleash dormant weed seeds that will compete with your wildflowers.
- Covering the seed too deep beneath the soil surface. Remember: simply rolling or walking over a newly planted area will achieve proper seed/soil contact and aid in germination.
- Planting at the wrong time of year.
- Trying to cover a large area with a small amount of seed. Recommended seeding rates listed are important.
- Unsuitable site conditions for the variety being planted. A plant requiring full sun and well-drained soils will not prosper in an area that is partially shaded with heavy clay soils.
- Not enough sunlight. Unless indicated, your flowers will require a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Inadequate rainfall after seed germination. The area should not be allowed to become completely dry. Supplemental watering may be required to sustain plant life.
- Extreme weather conditions: hail, drought, excessive rainfall, floods, unseasonably cold temperatures.
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