RE9 Farmland Mixture (MG6 Grassland)

A productive multi species meadow. Replicates an MG6 National Vegetation Classification, N.V.C. 

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Description

This mixture lends itself for use in Country Parks and farmland situations where habitat is required on headlands or around more intensively used amenity open space. Suitable for being managed by grazing in the long term however for the first few seasons managing by cutting might be required in order to develop the depth of sward to avoid excessive poaching. A great habitat for invertebrates, birds and mammals. If possible when cutting in late summer an area of up to one third should be left uncut until the following spring for overwintering invertebrates. This area should be alternated each year.

Where to use this mixture:

  • Moist, free–draining soils
  • Landfill sites
  • Farmland and country parks
  • Informal lawns
  • Educational sites

Specification

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Product Name RE9 (Farmland Mixture - MG6 Grassland)
Mixture Breakdown 2.0% Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
1.8% Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
0.5% Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus)
0.3% Autumn Hawkbit (Leontodon autumnalis)
2.0% Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
3.5% Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
0.7% Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
1.5% Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
0.5% Meadow Vetchling (Lathyris pratensis)
2.0% Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
2.0% White Clover (Trifolium repens)
0.2% Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)
1.0% Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
1.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
0.5% Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
10.0% Lolium perenne (Lolium perenne)
25.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus
15.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
15.0% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass (Poa pratensis)
5.5% Golden Oat Grass (Trisetum flavescens)
5.0% Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
4.5% Browntop Bent (Agrostis capillaris)

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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 again 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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