Biodiversity at SRUC, Elmwood Golf Course

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In 2014 SRUC replaced 150m2 of grassed verges on our entrance road with a native annual wildflower meadow. The meadow was received well by visitors to the course and removed the need to mow the verge weekly, reducing labour, machinery and fuel costs. Some visitors to the course asked for advice on how to create their own annual wildflower meadow and greenkeeping staff visited their sites and gave advice on how to get wildflower meadows established. Each year the meadow is cut back once the flowers have gone to seed and re-established the following spring. Each year the meadow is teeming with pollinators and has added to the sites natural biodiversity.