Wildflower Meadows

Creating, managing and developing wildflower meadows

Creation– New or developing existing areas

Surveying and assessing

Making a development plan

Introducing seed or plugs if necessary

Implementing a management plan


Work using a BCS 740 two wheeled tractor and attachments for areas up to 2 acres (larger areas considered)

Hand tools, scythe and rake for smaller areas

Main processes

Cutting meadow for hay using a scythe cutter bar

Raking hay into rows using a mechanical hay rake

Pushing up the rows into a pile using a buck rake

Meadow before cutting
Raking into rows
Pushing rows into piles
Hay into piles

Flail mowing a rough area

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