Prior to planting your wildflowers, select a site that will be appropriate for the nature of your project. Improper site selection or planning usually produces unsatisfactory results. Here are some important factors to consider:
Assessment of these important factors will be necessary to ensure your success.
- Does the chosen site support plants now? If you have an area that is naturally void of any plants, including unwanted weeds, the area is unlikely to support wildflowers.
- If rainfall is inadequate during germination and seedling establishment, can you supply supplemental water if necessary?
- Does the area receive a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight per day?
- Have you determined the existing soil type and drainage within the area? Poorly drained or heavily compacted soils will produce unsatisfactory results.
Before: Wildflowers becoming established
After: Enjoying the Spring blooms
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