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4 Essential Tips on Growing a Wildflower Lawn

You have likely noticed a little trend in garden design towards wildflower lawns. Beyond their beautiful appeal, these dreamy floral carpets offer many benefits to that traditional mowed lawn.

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Classic lawns demand water: and time to get those edges perfect, not to mention those perfectly mown lines (Where do you keep a lawn mower in a city anyways?) while offering little ecological benefit. Wildflower lawns are a haven for bees, bolster the local ecosystem, and are relatively inexpensive and low maintenance once rooted. Sounds good, right? Here are a few helpful pointers to create your wildflower lawn.

Wildflower Lawn Advice
Wildflower Lawn Advice

Prepare Your Plot

Laying the groundwork is critical to successfully establishing a wildflower lawn. Clear your intended area of all existing grass and plants, ensuring you remove roots to prevent regrowth. Then, till (break up) the soil to a depth of roughly 6 inches and enrich it with a bit of compost.

Wildflower Meadow
Wildflower Meadow

Select Locally Native Plants

Generally, choosing plants and grasses native to your climate is your best bet for a truly low-maintenance and environmentally friendly yard. Unlike non-native species that might need constant care, native plants are acclimated to your area's climate and soil conditions and will bolster local wildlife. We have a wildflower seed mix which is native and well-naturalised plants that will need little upkeep.

Rewild Small Gardens
Rewild Small Gardens

Think about Sun Exposure

Sunlight is vital for most wildflowers, so choose your plot wisely. If your garden is predominantly shady, target the areas that receive the most sunlight and consider other grass lawn substitutes for the less sunlit regions.

Wildflower Lawn Ideas
Wildflower Lawn Ideas

Water Often for the Initial Year

While wildflower lawns are less water-demanding over time, they will need lots of watering during establishment. In the initial few months post-planting, it's crucial to maintain a consistent moisture level in the soil, particularly when nurturing flowers directly from seeds. As the lawn matures, you can reduce watering and rely mainly on rainfall. But, during dry spells, you might still need to water your wildflower lawn to keep it looking its best.


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