For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.
Select – Pick a sunny, well-drained site where wildflowers will thrive. When wildflowers are planted in low-lying, poorly drained, moist areas, weeds will outcompete the wildflowers.
Apply – Apply a herbicide to eliminate any vegetation which may compete with the wildflowers.
Mow – Mow or cut down existing or unwanted vegetation as short as possible, then clear away from the site.
Rake – Rake to loosen the surface of the ground, of the planting area, with a metal rake to a maximum depth of one inch, remove any debris, then smooth out any depressions to make the seedbed level.
Seed: Combine – Combine the seed with a carrier such as sand or a new seeding fertilizer.
When to apply – Wildflower seeds are best planted in May or June but maybe spread in late November through December as well. When spread before a snowfall, the seeds will lie in the ground dormant until germination occurs when the soil temperatures rise in the spring.
Seed – Use a spreader to seed in two directions, north to south and east to west.
Rake seed – Press the seed into the soil by walking or using a lawn roller. Do not cover the seed deeper than one-sixteenth of an inch. Some of the seeds will be visible.
Water – Irrigate the seeding with ½ to 1 inch of water weekly for the first 4 – 6 weeks until the wildflowers establish.
Grass Type: Wildflowers, Fine Fescues, and Birdsfoot Trefoil
Grass Color: Green, Wildflowers are multiple colors
Recommended Planting Months: For Wildflowers
April through June
Mid-November through December
Sun Tolerance: Good
Shade Tolerance: Fair
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade (4-8 hours of sun)
Water Requirements: Keep irrigated until established (spring planting only)
Drought Tolerance: Fair
High Traffic Tolerance: Poor
Planting Depth: ¼ inches
Germination Time: 21 - 40 days