RE8 Coastal Reclamation (MG12 Grassland)

This mixture replicates an MG12 National Vegetation Classification, N.V.C and is suited to coastal areas. 

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Description

This mixture creates habitats most comonly seen in coastal areas such as the top of estuary banks and behind semi dune areas. This mixture will tolerate occasional flooding during high tides. 

Where to use this mixture:

  • Coastal areas
  • Free–draining soils
  • Tidal areas
  • Salt marshes

Specification

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Product Name RE8 (Coastal Reclamation - MG12 Grassland)
Mixture Breakdown 0.5% Cats-Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)
1.0% Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus)
0.3% Autumn Hawkbit (Leontodon autumnalis)
2.2% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
4.9% Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
1.0% Greater Plantain (Plantago major)
2.5% Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
2.5% White Clover (Trifolium repens)
3.0% Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
1.0% Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
0.1% Dog Violet (Viola riviniana)
1.0% Sheeps Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
30.0% Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
20.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
10.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
9.0% Meadow Fescue (Festuca pratensis)
5.0% Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
3.5% Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera)
2.5% Tall Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)

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Usage Guide

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Sowing Rate 5g/m2
Sowing Time March - October
Sowing Depth 10mm
Sowing Instructions Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.
Maintenance
Autumn Sown
Year One

First cut early July, then monthly during August, September and October.

Cutting height 70-100mm.

Thereafter

Cut from mid-July to early September. This can be done as one cut but preferably, and if the meadow is big enough, you will cut it in sections leaving a week to a fortnight between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings. If the meadow is large enough, consider allowing up to a fifth to stand uncut through the winter and cut down and remove the clippings in March the following year, this will provide a habitat for invertebrates and some vertebrates over the winter. Rotate this area so a different section is left uncut each year. This more closely replicates the grazing of animals which would leave some small areas not grazed.

If possible, and with the obvious exception of areas you are leaving uncut, lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings.

Spring sown
Year One

First cut mid-September - 1st October and collect the arisings,  then monthly during August, September and October.

Cutting height 70-100mm.

Thereafter

Cut from mid-July to early September. This can be done as one cut but preferably, and if the meadow is big enough, you will cut it in sections leaving a week to a fortnight between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings. If the meadow is large enough, consider allowing up to a fifth to stand uncut through the winter and cut down and remove the clippings in March the following year, this will provide a habitat for invertebrates and some vertebrates over the winter. Rotate this area so a different section is left uncut each year. This more closely replicates the grazing of animals which would leave some small areas not grazed.

If possible, and with the obvious exception of areas you are leaving uncut, lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings.

For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

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