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Factors and benefits in the establishment of modest-sized wildflower plantings: a review

Abstract:

Wildflower plantings have become increasingly more apparent and important on a federal, state, and local level. Numerous research papers and theses have detailed results of various parts of this extensive subject. This review article highlights some of this previous research in an effort to consolidate and elucidate an integrated pattern of recommendations to establish modest-sized (for example, roadsides, meadows, parks, golf courses, gardens) wildflower plantings. Components include: 1) preplanting concerns; 2) planting and maintenance (for example seed germination and density, seeding method, planting date, fertilization, cover crops, weed control, irrigation, reseeding, and suspending natural succession); 3) wildflower dividends; and 4) wildflower establishment recommendations.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2002 Pages: 67-73, 77-86

Article Download:

3-1NPJ67-86.PDF (PDF document)

Authors:

  • James H Aldrich

Keywords:

seeds, herbicide, site preparation, maintenance, ecotype, weed control

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