by High Country Gardens

northeast wildflower seed echinacea
An echinacea bloom from our Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix.

Early spring is the perfect time to create your wildflower meadow. Follow our simple planting instructions to get started and let nature take care of the rest. For comprehensive information on soil preparation, broadcasting your wildflower seed and more, check out some of our other articles online or start a chat with our garden experts!

Step One: Plan It!

  1. Set your date for spring planting. Make sure to plant after the last frost date in your region.
  2. Pick a section of your property that receives at least 6 or more hours of sunlight per day (unless you are planting our Partial Shade Mixture).
  3. Use your tools to dig up any existing growth in the section, turn over the soil, and rake the area flat. If this section of your property has never been cleared before, you might need to rototill the area to eliminate all existing growth.
  4. Our beautiful High Country Meadow Mix.

    Step Two: Plant It!

    1. Before sowing your seeds, mix them with sand to create better visibility. We recommend using 10 parts sand to one part seed for this step. Depending on how large your area is, either broadcast your seed by hand or use a seed spreader to scatter the seeds on top of the soil.
    2. Walk over the soil or use a board to compress the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them (they need as much contact with the sun as possible). For very large areas, you may want to use a seed roller.
    3. Step Three: Watch It Grow!

      1. Water. When watering your wildflowers, make sure the soil is moist but not soaking wet. Once seedlings have grown 4 to 6 inches tall, they will survive on their own with spring rainfall.
      2. If you live in a dry climate or are experiencing unusually dry weather, you should continue to water your plants occasionally (once per week if possible).
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