Rated 5 de
Hummingbird/Butterfly Mix Seed Mat - Outstanding!This is nothing short of an amazing product! I had a huge bald spot on my front lawn and decided to try this as opposed to planting more grass seed. The mat is easy to lay down and germination happened within 2-3 weeks when the weather was warm. I have read some reviews where people said they got nothing from this mat but I firmly believe that if you take some fairly key steps, you will end up with a lush wildflower garden that will bloom with many exotic and beautiful flowers from June to October. The most outstanding being the bachelor buttons and many, many different types of poppies.
First thing is first - you must lay the mat over good soil. Fertile and soft/loamy is best and at least 3" deep. Make sure it is in a sunny location! This is also very, very important. Full day sun!
Next, keep the mat moist but not waterlogged at all times until it germinates.
Last, lightly fertilize every 3-4 week but otherwise just make sure it gets a good watering twice a week.
It is unbelievable how many different varieties of flowers blooms from this mat, but the poppies are the most outstandingly beautiful of all.
I gave all of the plants a good shake at the end of the season and didn't trim it down until spring to see if the flowers seeded for another season in the same location. I hope for more - and I do at this point (March 2012) see some small plants coming up.
This is an absolute BARGAIN at $10.