How To Plant Wildflowers In 6 Steps
Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day. The more sun, the better with Wildflowers!
Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. This is an essential step to the success of your Wildflower planting. Dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil over and rake out debris from the area before spreading any seed. You may need to till the area if there is an excess of grass, weeds, etc. on your property.
Mix the Wildflower Seed with sand for better visibility. Mix 10 parts sand to 1 part Wildflower Seed. If you're planting a larger area, use a seed spreader. If it's a smaller area, you can simply spread the seed by hand.
After spreading the seed, compress the seed into the soil. To allow the seeds full sunlight, do not cover them in any way. The better seed-to-soil contact, the better chance of germination. You can walk on the seed or use a roller for larger plantings.
After planting, give the area a good water. We recommend watering regularly (but not soaking the area) until seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, Wildflowers require little to no water and can survive on natural rains.
Enjoy! Some annual varieties will bloom as soon as 5 weeks after planting. Some take longer, and perennial varieties do not bloom until the second year. Once established, perennial Wildflowers come back year after year and are a true spectacle in any garden or meadow.
How Much Wildflower Seed Do I Need?
The coverage rate for wildflower seeds varies greatly from species to species.
Did you know? With wildflower seed, less is more! Planting too much seed can cause overcrowding and inhibit growth.
Be sure to check the coverage rate for your seeds. This can be found on the product page for each wildflower seed mix and species.
If you have further questions about planting Wildflowers, contact our helpful gardening team. Call toll free at 800-925-9387 or email us.