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Get This Look: 7 Yard Ideas From Microclover To Meadows

Dig In This Spring With Better Yard Solutions From American Meadows

Looking for garden ideas, front yard ideas, or backyard landscaping ideas? You’ve found your one-stop-shop for everything you need, from microclover to meadows and everything in between. Our Better Yard Solutions include exclusive wildflower seed mixes, lawn seeds, pre-planned gardens, and bulb collections to help you make your yard better than ever.

Sunflowers, Cosmos, Coreopsis, and Baby's Breath Bloom in front of a stone farmhouse

Microclover Lawn

If you have town or HOA restrictions on what can grow in your front yard, or you want an area to walk and play in the backyard, Microclover is a great option for a low-maintenance lawn that looks as lush and green as possible. You'll need less watering - no fertilizing, herbicides, or pesticides - and less mowing! 

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Lupine and Blue Flax bloom in a monochromatic blue wildflower meadow

Solutions For Shade

If your yards features tall trees, or if you have neighboring buildings and fences that block your light, you need solutions for shade. Microclover is one of our most shade-tolerant lawn options, and you can grow an abundance of beautiful plants that thrive in the shade. 

Tips To Get This Look

  • In this back yard, naturalistic garden beds with flowing lines connect the trees in your landscape (and making mowing easier)
  • Overseed your lawn with Microclover, or grow a Microclover mix with grass.

Learn More: Well-Designed Shade Garden

Learn More: All About Microclover 

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Sunflowers and Cosmos, bloom in front of a cheerful yellow home

Perennial Pollinator Plants

Perennials are long-lasting plants that get better with each passing season. Our team has curated beautiful pre-planned gardens and plant collections for shade, deer resistant planting, attracting your favorite pollinators, and more.

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  • Plant a perennial border along your home to brighten your yard and add curb appeal.
  • Make planning easy with our collections and pre-planned gardens to help make gardening easy. 

Learn More: How To Plant A Pre-Planned Garden

Learn More: Perennial Learning Center

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A wildflower mix just beginning to bloom in front of a Vermont home

Cut Flower Garden

There is nothing better than bringing home a fresh-cut flower bouquet from your own garden! Plant your bulb in spring, like these Dahlias, and enjoy huge, stunning flowers from summer all the way until frost. 

Tips To Get This Look

  • Shop our bulb collections for gorgeous color-coordinated gardens and bouquets.
  • Add stakes to your tall Dahlias to support the heavy, luscious blooms. 

Learn More: How To Grow Dahlias 

Learn More: Dahlia Learning Center 

Learn More: Planting A Cut Flower Garden

A wildflower mix just beginning to bloom in front of a Vermont home

Wildflower Lawn

You can replace some - or all - of your front yard or back yard with wildflowers! If you want the look and feel of a wildflower meadow, but want more of a "tame," neat and tidy appearance, our Wildflower Lawn seed mixes are the perfect solution. 

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  • Our Wildflower Lawn seed mixes are not too tall, and the flowers have neat, upright habits for less flopping.
  • Grow a wildflower mix so that you have something blooming all season long. Annuals bloom in year one, perennials bloom in year two and come back every year.

Learn More: Compare Wildflower Lawn Seed Mixes

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Learn More: How To Grow Wildflowers 

A wildflower mix just beginning to bloom in front of a Vermont home

Trailblazing In Your Yard

Many front yards and back yards have space for both lawn areas areas and wildflower meadows. In large yards, growing wildflowers means that you can cut back significantly on mowing - while inviting bees, butterflies, and songbirds to call their yard home. 

Tips To Get This Look

  • In this front yard, mowed pathways are soft with clover, so the family can walk through and enjoy the meadow on summer evenings. 
  • Grow perennial wildflowers, or a wildflower mix that includes plenty of perennials, for a long-lasting meadow that blooms year after year.

Learn More: How To Choose Wildflowers 

Learn More: How To Grow Wildflowers

Learn More: Wildflower Learning Center

A wildflower mix just beginning to bloom in front of a Vermont home

Meadowscaping Magic

If you’re looking for backyard ideas for your large, spacious yard, you this is your sign to grow a breathtaking wildflower meadow! Our customers in Vermont transformed over two acres of their yard from mowed lawn to meadow. Buzzing and humming with life, their yard became a beloved jewel that brightened their community. 

Tips To Get This Look

  • When you want a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape idea, wildflowers are the perfect solution.
  • Growing a wildflower mix that includes both annual and perennial wildflowers is the key to seeing color all season long, year after year. Our Regional Wildflower Seed Mixes are a great place to start!

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Learn More: How To Choose Your Regional Wildflower Seed Mix

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