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It’s Not Too Late for Wildflowers!

Can you believe the first day of summer is right around the corner? This is also the time of year when we get plenty of calls from customers wanting to know if they still have time to sow wildflowers. The simple answer is: yes! Whether you’re planning ahead with our All Perennial Mix or wanting to add some quick color with Annual Wildflowers to fill in bare spots, we can certainly help.

May 30, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Tips on Commercial Seeding of Wildflowers

A question that comes up often when consulting with commercial clients is “What is the best way to sow a larger area?” In most cases they have some heavy duty equipment to work with, making the installation simple and cost effective for them. Some popular installation methods include hydroseeding, using a seed drill, or using a 3 point hitch spreader, all which are effective ways to sow a wildflower meadow.

April 16, 2012 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Everything you need to know about planting wildflowers in the fall

The Seed Man wrote a four-part series on how to plant wildflowers. From choosing the right time to plant, to preparing the soil and spreading the seed, he explains everything you need to know.

November 1, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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To mow or not to mow?

So it’s the middle of October and most of your flowers have faded and gone to seed. You’ve got lots of dried brown stalks and you’re not quite sure what to do. To mow or not to mow?

October 13, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take 3

In part three of the Seed Man’s series on planting wildflowers he talks about the best way to pick seed that will succeed.

October 6, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take #2!

So now that we know the best time to plant this fall, I would like to turn our attention to the preparation of an area for fall seeding.  Whether sowing in the fall or spring, the proper preparation is always important in determining success or failure of a wildflower planting. Better preparation = More Flowers! [...]

September 29, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 13 Comments
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Sowing Wildflower Seed in the Fall – Part 1

With autumn officially here, it’s time to start planning how we’re going to maximize our time spent in the garden. Less sunlight and cooler days are a sure sign fall has arrived. It’s also about the time our phones start ringing with questions from gardeners wondering if fall is a good time to plant.  The [...]

September 22, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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Plant Wildflowers for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

Slowly but surely, attitudes about lawns are changing and homeowners are considering alternatives to expansive lawns. Let’s face it, lawns are a hassle to maintain, especially if you aspire to a picture-perfect green carpet. There’s the weekly mowing, seasonal fertilizing and repeated weeding, not to mention the frequent watering, all of which require time — and money. There is an alternative!

January 20, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · 2 Comments
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Fall Meadow Maintenance: Mowing

As the seasons change and we enjoy the last few weeks of meadow color, it’s time to begin preparing for next season. We usually recommend mowing your wildflowers down once a year at the end of the growing season for a couple of reasons: Combat natural succession. If your meadow is bordered by a wooded [...]

October 21, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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The Secret to Successful Wildflowers: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

First Year Annuals "How do I get best results from my wildflower planting?" It’s a question I get over and over. So assuming you purchased a quality wildflower seed mix with a nice variety of annuals and perennials and may (or may not) have read the instructions that came with the mix, here are the [...]

September 21, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · 3 Comments
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