WILDFLOWER CREATION IN SURREY
Creating high quality wildflower spaces for our clients in Surrey.
Increasing biodiversity whilst adding low maintenance colour & contrast to your garden or space.
Some more of our recent wildflower creations in Surrey
Wildflower spaces are a great solution to providing not only a habitat to support a diverse range of nature, including bees and butterflies, but also a low maintenance, contrasting blanket of colour to your lawn or green space, broadening garden design opportunities.
- Add colour and contrast
Driveways, under trees, borders, surrounding ponds, providing contrasting shapes to your mown lawn, or just that space in your garden; wildflowers are a versatile veil of colour suitable for most environments.
- Biodiversity net gain
Proven to be one of the most efficient solutions for biodiversity net gain, a wildflower meadow will naturalise and change dependent on environment, weather conditions and cutting regime, attracting a vast array of insects throughout the years.
- Drought & shade tolerant
Deep rooting, wildflower spaces require very little water if at all once established.
- Low maintenance & sustainable
Only requiring one cut a year in the autumn means wildflowers are great solution to achieving a low maintenance and sustainable natural space year on year.
Benefits of a wildflower space
From Autumn Hawkbit to Viper’s Bugloss there is a wide variety of species that can be part of a successful wildflower meadow whatever the objective.
Biodiversity is our key resource and support system. It is critical for the
functioning of ecosystems that supply us with products and services;
oxygen, food, freshwater, medicines, and a stable climate to name a few.
It helps sustain human existence and our quality of life.
A wildflower meadow naturally produces a biodiverse habitat, supporting birds, mammals, bees, butterflies and other invertebrate species.
Low maintenance and sustainable
A considerable benefit of a wildflower meadow is a very small amount of maintenance is usually required. Come autumn your meadow will just need to be cut down to 20-50 mm with the arising collected to prevent mulching and suppressing the newly dropped wildflower seeds.
Perennial wildflower meadows can last decades with just one cut a year.
Adds colour and contrast to a green space
A wildflower meadow is dynamic and will change year to year dependant on conditions and cutting regime as species thrive and establish.
The mix that we use for our wildflower meadows uses native perennial species, which produce a changing palette of colour throughout the seasons.
Additionally many species grow to 18 inches high creating a contrasting
Drought and shade tolerant
Deep rooting, wildflower meadows require very little water once established and certain species do very well in dabbled shade.
Considerations of a wildflower space
Like most things, it’s important to understand the limitations so you can make an informed decision whether a wildflower meadow is the right solution.
Can be challenging to create
Wildflower meadows can be regarded as difficult and time consuming to establish.
Success is down to knowledge, experience, preparation, and the use of the right materials at the right time in the right environment.
Not suitable for high traffic areas
A wildflower meadow is not a lawn, it can’t cope with the rough and tumble of regular traffic.
Not suitable for boggy low light areas
Although very hardy, a wildflower meadow won’t thrive in an environment that is regularly boggy and/or under constant shade.
Initial higher investment
The initial upfront investment can be more than the creation of a lawn, but with the reduction in maintenance required a wildflower meadow pays for itself in little time.