Maintaining a wildflower meadow
I am getting ready to plant a wildflower meadow on a 3000 sq. ft. fairly flat area. I know that for the first couple of years to keep the weeds from taking over it will need to be cut down. And occasionally after that as well. I've read that you should cut it no shorter than 6" - 8" so the wildflowers will grow but the weeds won't. What kind of field mower or brush mower can I purchase to cut at this height. All the equipment I've seen does not cut higher than 4". I want a walk behind self propelled mower that is around $2,000 (or less of course). I am also going to use this mower to maintain a grassy meadow on a 1/4 acre with a 20' gradual slope. Any suggestions would be helpful.