Seeding a meadow over prairie perennials?
Last year I had great success starting a meadow in part of a preexisting lawn. I used an annual and perennial mix. The annuals were amazing and the perennials established well. In the winter I mowed down the plants which created a lot of plant matter. Now I have some questions. How well do annuals tend to resow themselves? The floor of the meadow was thick with seeds in the late fall. Seed companies recommend reseeding each year. If I should reseed the annuals, should I consider raking up the plant litter for better seed to soil contact? This will pull up some newly germinated plants, and could wait till early May before I resow. Should I roll the seeds down as I did with the first sowing? Will it be effective with perennials already 2 inches high? I could stomp them in by foot, but 10,000 square feet is a full day of work and would be pretty random. Thanks.