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It is best to plant wildflowers that are native to your region for best success. Wildflowers can deliver low-maintenance advantages in time, but only if they are established correctly. Do not expect instant beauty with no work or maintenance. Wildflower seed is best sown about one week before vegetable gardens are planted in your area. Prepare your soil by hand or by roto-tilling. If you feel that tilling is not sufficient to remove unwanted grass and weeds from your planned meadow area, you may need to use herbicide or other weed control methods. Weed control is essential during the first season. Irrigation may also be necessary if there is not sufficient rainfall. Full sun to light shade is best for most wildflower mixes. Broadcast the seed evenly and gently rake it in. Often mixing seed with fine sand helps with even coverage. It is recommended to mow the meadow each fall and to re-sow a small amount of additional seed each spring.

For more detailed information, we have compiled a complete 'How to Grow a Wildflower Meadow' guide.