Site Considerations

Prior to planting your wildflowers, select a site that will be appropriate for the nature of your project. Improper site selection or planning usually produces unsatisfactory results. Here are some important factors to
  1. Does the chosen site support plants now? If you have an area that is naturally void of any plants, including unwanted weeds, the area is unlikely to support wildflowers.
  2. If rainfall is inadequate during germination and seedling establishment, can you supply supplemental water if necessary?
  3. Does the area receive a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight per day?
  4. Have you determined the existing soil type and drainage within the area? Poorly drained or heavily compacted soils will produce unsatisfactory results.

Assessment of these important factors will be necessary to ensure your success.

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