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Wildflower meadows carry a magical allure – with vibrant flowers swaying in the breeze and teeming wildlife, including bees and butterflies, enhancing biodiversity.

But while many have admired them and considered introducing a wildflower space on their own landscape projects, many have been discouraged by the time and effort traditional methods of sowing seed demands.

We’re thrilled to offer a unique and viable alternative – Meadowscape Pro™ This revolutionary soil-free wildflower growing medium will transform your landscaping experience. It’s the game-changer you’ve been waiting for.

Meadowscape Pro™ is a groundbreaking wildflower installation option, formulated through years of scientific research and development. This blend of premium-quality materials isn’t just soil – it’s a carefully balanced mixture enriched with nutrients, beneficial micro-organisms, and moisture-retaining compounds. What truly sets Meadowscape Pro™ apart is its ability to provide the perfect environment for seeds to germinate and accelerate the growing process.

We have developed this innovative product to go beyond traditional turf and seed mixes. Gone is the only option to scatter seeds and cross your fingers. Meadowscape Pro™ introduces a scientific approach to the equation, revolutionising the timescales for meadow establishment.

Our superlative Meadowscape Pro™ offers unmatched efficiency and effectiveness in…

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What is No Mow May?  

No Mow May is a movement that encourages people and organisations such as councils to let grassed areas to grow long/wild to help boost biodiversity. This simple act of not mowing your lawn for one month can have a positive impact on the environment and your local ecosystem. In this article, we will explore the benefits of No Mow May. 

According to Plantlife, we’ve lost approximately 97% of flower-rich meadows since the 1930s . This has depleted vital food sources and with needed by pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. 

Why is it important? 

No Mow May is a small commitment with a big impact.  

Plantlife reports that the UK’s lawns undergo 30 million mowings annually if maintained on a weekly basis. This frequent upkeep translates to a consumption of 45 million litres of petrol, contributing to approximately 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. To put it into perspective, this emission output mirrors the combined carbon footprint of roughly 10,000 average households. 

By allowing lawns or grassy areas to flourish with wildflowers, you’re not only providing support for wildlife but also helping…

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Soil is often seen as ‘just dirt’ with no visible life within it. But when you look deeper into it, you realise how interesting and amazing soil life really is.  

One mind-blowing fact from a recent study suggests that more than half of life on Earth dwells within our soil, making it the most biodiverse habitat on the planet.  

This includes around 2 million species of arthropod, such as mites and springtails and 6,000 species of worm. Add to that the 430 million species of bacteria and 5.6 million species of fungi which make soil their home and you’ll begin to understand what’s really going on underneath our feet! 

You can find out more in this fascinating article: (More than half of life on Earth is found in soil – here’s why that’s important (theconversation.com) 

That research makes soil more biodiverse than the Amazon rainforest. And that’s any soil, we’re not just talking about tropical rainforest soil, even your back garden soil can be full of tiny life.  

Really interesting creatures like pseudoscorpions, tiny aggressive predators, and springtails, which live up to their name by being able to launch…

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Wildflower Turf Ltd is proud to announce its shortlisting for the “Supplier and Service Provider” award at the ProLandscaper Business Awards 2024. 

At Wildflower Turf Ltd, we prioritise the quality of our offerings. Our consistent focus on delivering top-tier services and products has been a fundamental aspect of our approach. We understand that quality extends beyond the final product to encompass the entire process of creation. 

Central to our identity are the strong relationships we have built with our clients, partners, and team members. These relationships form the foundation of our business, supporting our resilience and growth. The nomination for this award reinforces the importance of these connections and motivates us to further strengthen them. 

“Our people are crucial to our success. We have created a culture where every team member feels valued, supported, and empowered to excel. This nomination underscores our commitment to their…

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Climate change poses a grave threat to biodiversity. Rising temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, and extreme weather events threaten the stability of ecosystems and the viability of species. Without considering resilience, meticulously created biodiverse spaces may become vulnerable to heat stress, drought, flood, and altered habitat suitability. Wildflower spaces stand as resilient habitats that offer many ways to tackle and withstand environmental challenges. 

As we navigate these turbulent times, it’s important to recognise the potential of wildflowers and initiatives like Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in shaping a more sustainable future.  

Contrary to their delicate appearance, wildflowers contribute significantly to climate resilience:  

Cooling power 

In space-constrained urban environments, some areas can be up to 12 times warmer than the surrounding countryside (ukgbc.org). Wildflower spaces, including green roofs, transpire more water than traditional lawns, lowering surrounding temperatures and mitigating the urban heat island effect. 

Flood mitigation 

Deep root systems absorb and store rainwater, reducing surface run off and flooding risks. 

Soil erosion 

Established wildflower meadows have varied and complex root systems including deep tap roots to prevent erosion. 

Carbon Sequestration 

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In the face of the ongoing nature crisis, individuals, communities, and organisations are increasingly turning towards sustainable practices to contribute to environmental wellbeing. One such powerful ally in this ecological battle is the humble wildflower, offering a wealth of benefits to both biodiversity and the broader ecosystem. As a company passionate about environmental stewardship, Wildflower Turf Ltd aims to inspire people to consider the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects of their projects, while highlighting the remarkable advantages that wildflowers bring to nature. 

Our Research and Development Scientist, Helen Simmen said: “As a Wildflower Scientist, I’ve found that installing wildflowers not only recreates lost meadow habitats but is also an easy and effective method for enhancing biodiversity in any area. From boosting soil health to supporting a diverse range of insects, birds, and mammals, wildflower spaces are a win-win, combining aesthetic appeal with substantial benefits for both humans and nature. 

The power of wildflowers in habitat restoration 

Wildflowers play a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems by providing essential habitats and sustenance for a diverse array of pollinators, insects, and birds. As native species, they promote biodiversity and create a balanced ecosystem, fostering resilience…

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In the world of gardening and landscaping, wildflower turf has become a popular choice for those seeking to enhance biodiversity and attract pollinators to their gardens. However, what many may not realise is that the conventional method of growing wildflower turf often involves the use of an underground plastic mesh, which is left in the soil and can cause unintended plastic pollution resulting in microplastics. This is where bio netting comes into play, offering a sustainable alternative that aligns with environmental values whilst adhering to the requirements of the growing and harvesting production process.  

Historically, turf producers used underground netting to support grass growth and these nets are mostly made from plastic. The plastic net supports the logistics of the turf, reducing the risk of damaging the root system and to ensure the turf remains intact during harvest and transportation. This plastic netting, however, poses a significant environmental challenge as it degrades over time, releasing harmful chemicals and microplastics into the soil. Microplastics have been a growing concern due to their potential impact on ecosystems and wildlife.  

What is bio netting? 

What sets bio netting apart is its composition – it is plant-based,…

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Wildflower Turf Ltd Appoint Stuart Ball as Senior Consultant

Wildflower Turf Ltd, a leading provider of sustainable and wildflower solutions, today announced the appointment of Stuart Ball as Senior Consultant. Stuart brings over 10 years of experience in the wildflower industry as John Chambers’ Wildflower Business Manager at Green Tech.

In his new role, Stuart will be responsible for developing and executing Wildflower Turf Ltd sales strategy, expanding the company’s customer base, and driving revenue growth. He will also bring a depth of knowledge to all aspects of the business and be responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders.

 

“I am impressed with the company’s innovative products and commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Stuart. “I look forward to working with the team to develop and execute a sales strategy that will help Wildflower Turf Ltd achieve its ambitious growth goals.”

“We are delighted to welcome Stuart to our team,” said Claire Hewetson-Brown, FD of Wildflower Turf Ltd. “His deep understanding of the industry, particularly with seed, and his proven track record of success make him an invaluable asset…

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Sam Monaghan, 27, Production Manager at Wildflower Turf Ltd, has been named one of the winners of the 2023 Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation Initiative. The award recognises the talents and achievements of young people in the landscaping industry.

Monaghan, 27, has been with Wildflower Turf Ltd for three years and has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success. He is responsible for the production team and producing all of the company’s products. He is also a passionate advocate for sustainability and biodiversity in landscaping.

“It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Monaghan. “I’m very grateful to be recognised for the work I’ve been doing over the last few years. I’m also excited to be a part of the next generation of landscaping professionals who are working to create more sustainable and beautiful landscapes.”

James, MD of Wildflower Turf Ltd, said: “Sam is a valuable asset to our team and we’re delighted to see his hard work recognised with this prestigious award. Sam’s passion for his work is infectious and he’s always…

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From untamed to unbelievable, a Hampshire-based couple have transformed their outdoor space.

Our story begins in the small village of Smannell, close to Andover in Hampshire.

The site of four farm cottages that were reconfigured in the 1960’s, residents Glynis and Dave moved into their current home 20 years ago. However, with the prospect of elderly family members joining them, the couple needed to add some additional space. With some design tweaks added into the mix the house has recently been further enhanced by a rear extension.

The renovation project in 2021 also provided a great opportunity for Glynis and Dave to rethink their grounds. With a prominent mound of earth left over from the building of a swimming pool, and with the extension in place but leaving a messy outlook behind, it was time for Glynis and Dave to take back their outdoor space and reclaim it as their own.

With very poor soil in evidence, an initial attempt to seed grass was a failure. However, Glynis was determined to revamp the area and, following some research, she decided that wildflowers would be the way forward. Having discovered that Wildflower Turf Ltd…

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