Acid & Clay Soil Mixture

Ref: mixacid

A suitable mixture for both acidic and heavy clay soil types. It is essential to prepare a well worked seedbed which has been managed to allow the control and removal of aggressive weeds. The seeds should be spread evenly and sown at no more than 10mm deep. Sow between March and May, or August and early October.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
     
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
     

Contents per Kg%kg
commercial sweet vernal grass4.50.045
certified meadow foxtail10.50.105
certified crested dogstail10.00.100
certified smaller catstail15.00.150
certified common bentgrass20.00.200
certifed red/chewings fescue24.90.249
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)2.50.025
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)2.50.025
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)2.30.023
Common Sorrel1.40.014
Betony (Stachys officinalis)1.00.010
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)1.00.010
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)1.30.013
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunclus acris) wildflower1.00.010
Sheeps Sorrel0.60.006
native ESSEX red clover0.50.005
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) wildflower0.50.005
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)0.50.005
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Sowing rate: 10.0kg/acre (25.0kg/ha)

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Grass

Bentgrass

Common Bentgrass is a perennial grass with fine leaves, The seed head is delicate and attractive, opening loosely from late spring through to autumn. Older swards in heavily grazed or trampled areas may form dense, low growing clumps.

Bentgrass Species Guide  Buy Bentgrass Straight

Grass

Crested Dogstail

Traditionally a grazing grass, which helps to fill out the base of the sward. This compact tufted perennial is found in abundance in sheep pastures. It is not aggressive and grows well late into the season when other grasses are giving up. It has good winter greenness but is inclined to produce wiry stems if not cut or grazed.

Crested Dogstail Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ladys Bedstraw

This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.

Ladys Bedstraw Species Guide

Wild Flower

Lesser Knapweed

Lesser knapweed is also known as common black knapweed. It is a competitive wild flower found throughout the UK and parts of western Europe, in old meadows and roadsides. It may be known as 'hardheads'.

Lesser Knapweed Species Guide

Grass

Meadow Foxtail

A tufted perennial which is widespread throughout the British Isles. It is commonly found in low lying areas, particularly in river meadows. It is noted as one of the earliest growing grasses in the spring.

Meadow Foxtail Species Guide  Buy Meadow Foxtail Straight

Legume

Native Red Clover

Native red clover, sometimes known as Essex or indigenous red clover, is a native variety to the UK. Generally this variety is smaller and lower yielding than an agriculturally bred strain, but with a longer lifespan. Despite being lower yielding than some varieties, it is notably early to flower, often seen from April to May.

Native Red Clover Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

Grass

Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue

Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.

Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Species Guide  Buy Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Straight

Wild Flower

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Species Guide

Grass

Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy

A leafy perennial species found throughout the UK. It grows on low lands to foothills and can be found in old pasture and hedgerows. Normally thought of as a smaller, lower yielding relative of Timothy. Although valued as a forage plant for livestock, it can also form a useful compact turf.

Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy Species Guide

Grass

Sweet Vernal Grass

An early flowering grass, strongly scented with coumarin, when cut as part of a hay crop it is this plant that gives hay its sweet smell. It is an adaptable plant, found growing in a wide range of habitats, with a high stem to leaf ratio.

Sweet Vernal Grass Species Guide

Wild Flower

Yellow Rattle

Erect, annual, hairless parasitic herb. Growing upton 50cm in height. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, coarsely toothed and slightly wrinkled on the outed edge, stalkless and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are situated in short leafy spikes.

Yellow Rattle Species Guide