Tillers Wildflower turf for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Wetlands has been developed with the help of ecologists and landscape architects specialising in SuDS design.
The turf, Flora Aqua, contains a combination of grasses and wildflowers selected to withstand periodic waterlogging and strong water flows. The wide range of species in the turf achieves significant biodiversity in what can often be a sterile-looking environment.
The plants in the mats are extremely effective in swales where they slow down the water flow thereby reducing the incidence of flooding, and enabling groundwater recharge through infiltration.
Flora Aqua Wildflower Turf is grown on a recycled carpet fibre mat which gives immediate erosion protection for swale banks.
- Provides an attractive visible route for rain water
- Increases biodiversity by providing important habitats for wildlife
- Creates an immediate visual effect
- Rain water is filtered through the planting therefore reducing contaminants reaching water courses
- Highly effective at stormwater attenuation
- Erosion protection for swale sides
70% Wildflowers and 30% Grasses
Flora Aqua contains 20 species of wildflower and grasses that are all native to Britain. Typically found in floodplains, they have been chosen for their tolerance to alternating wet and dry conditions. The wide range of species in the turf achieves significant biodiversity in what can often be a sterile-looking environment. It is grown on a recycled carpet fibre mat which gives immediate erosion protection for bare swale banks. The mixture of wildflowers and grasses reduces the flow rate of water in the swale allowing time for natural percolation through the soil.
Click here for the full species list including flowering times and heights.
- Landscaping around new developments
- Swales, ponds, and basins