Wildflowers generally prefer a soil that has low fertility. Therefore they are great to plant in areas that may not have been cultivated for some while. If the soil has been fertilised or the lawn has been fed in the last 6 months, it is better to wait a few months before planting, to allow any high levels of nitrogen to disperse.
Native wildflowers can be planted in many areas of the garden and are great to mix with ornamental plants too, as they will help to enhance the wildlife and bring local pollinators to your garden.
If there is a concern over a particular soil type in the garden click on the link below to take you to our guide which can be used as a starting point to choose your selection. Alternatively wildflowers are also great in containers (check out our ‘Wildflowers for containers post) and can be underplanted with Spring bulbs to give you a colourful mix of Native wildflowers from Spring – Autumn.
Click here: Wildflowers for different soil types