Soil Specific Native
Irish Wildflower Seed Meadow Mixtures Price List:
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Ireland, Ph 056 4442526, Email: email@example.com
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When you contact us we use the soil map of Ireland to identify what mixture suits your site.
Soil maps can be used with parent rock maps, drainage information and the amount of sunlight available.
Including local soil surface Ph, Acididity or alkalinity (not drinking water ph)
Irish Soil Types, general description
Sandy or light, coarse-grained soils or gravels including Brown Earths
Free Draining aerated soils, Low in Minerals and nutrients, Quickly warms up and dries out and are
workable and often a light colour, Easy to establish meadows but more time required in early years
Ph usually mid range to acid, medium textures (sandy loam, loam, sandy clay loam) in occasional places throughout south/southeast, and east, eastern midlands and North.
Workable and often low nutrient
Medium to heavy Silty laden loam soils mainly occur in Tipp, East Limerick and Galway
East, East centre midlands, East Donegal, Sligo and Roscommon,
Silts and Clays
Fine-grained soils Grey Brown Podzolics. either heavy or light , not overly acidic
these retain water well, are reasonably free draining in Summer and often fertile
Most difficult to establish
Clay and clay rich loam soils, often moist are glacial deposits and contain stones.
From Dublin, North Kildare Westmeath, Meath, across to West Limerick Clare, and in Sligo, Roscommon, Monaghan, Longford, Cavan, Tyrone, Fermanagh and Armagh,
Consistently poor draining heavy soil, is found throughout Ireland mainly north of Athlone
Damp to wet heavier soils, sporadic water-logging. or high water table
Darker in colour, mainly fertile, cold in Spring warmest in Autumn. Workable when dry,
Gleys, impeded drainage, difficult to cultivate, short season growth, One cut hay meadows
Peat / Podzols, Highly organic soils (referred to as "peat").
Mainly organic matter, Dark colour Poor draining mainly Acidic soils (see Fen if alkaline/limy.
Usually of poor fertility bar fen and other exceptions
Podzols are acid, Mainly upland and in forest zones or cut over or where peat is mixed into lower layers
Brown Podzolics are nutrient deficient and perfect for wildflower meadows once established..
Moist or Humus rich mostly Peaty soils (upland blanket bog and lowland raised bog) deep or shallow soils are found in the midlands, the North and West and
Leinster mainly upland.
The soil maps of Ireland reveal a more complex story, these should be used with parent rock maps, drainage information and the amount of sunlight available.
Last Updated on 13/05/2015