Planting A Wildflower Lawn: Transform Your Yard To A Pollinator Paradise

Fall in love with your lawn! Along with enjoying an abundance of beautiful, easy-to-grow flowers, you can feel great knowing that you’re helping the earth, too.

Planting wildflowers will turn your lawn into a pollinator paradise. Wildflowers offer food and habitat, so you can watch a parade of butterflies, bees, birds, and beneficial insects visit your flowers. Plus, you’ll cut back on (or eliminate) the regular mowing, watering, and fertilizing that typical turf lawns need – which saves time and money as well.

Best of all, you’ll have a yard that’s filled with cheerful flowers and natural beauty. Enjoy watching your wildflowers bloom all season long until frost hits – and you’ll have plenty of blooms for cut flower arrangements too. Your yard will be the talk of the town!

Whether you want to start with a Mini Meadow or you’re ready to replace your entire lawn, we have wildflower seeds and growing tips to help you succeed.

Below, we'll show you a few great ways you can incorporate wildflowers into your lawn, and some of our favorite wildflower lawn takeovers from American Meadows customers across the country. 

Take a look at some amazing wildflower lawns below!

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The Grickis family plants a custom blend of annuals, including Sunflowers, Cosmos, Coreopsis, and more.The Grickis family plants a custom blend of annuals, including Sunflowers, Cosmos, Coreopsis, and more.
The Grickis family plants a blend of Sunflowers, Cosmos, Coreopsis, and more each year.
Dawn B. grows a sunny meadow of Sunflowers and Cosmos in her lawn.Dawn B. grows a sunny meadow of Sunflowers and Cosmos in her lawn.
Get This Look: Dawn B. grows a sunny meadow of Sunflowers and Cosmos in her lawn.
Get This Look: Joan K. pairs some of our most popular wildflowers, including Black Eyed Susans, Queen Anne's Lace, and Zinnias in her lawn.Get This Look: Joan K. pairs some of our most popular wildflowers, including Black Eyed Susans, Queen Anne's Lace, and Zinnias in her lawn.
Get This Look: Joan K. pairs popular Black Eyed Susans, Queen Anne's Lace, and Zinnias in her lawn.
Get This Look: Carol S. grows a monochromatic meadow with a mix of beautiful blue blooms.Get This Look: Carol S. grows a monochromatic meadow with a mix of beautiful blue blooms.
Get This Look: Carol S. grows a monochromatic meadow with a mix of beautiful blue blooms.
Get This Look: Lupine and Daisies offer high contrast color for a beautiful statement in front of this eco-friendly home.Get This Look: Lupine and Daisies offer high contrast color for a beautiful statement in front of this eco-friendly home.
Get This Look: Lupine and Daisies offer high contrast color for a beautiful statement in front of this eco-friendly home.
Get This Look: The annual wildflowers in Michelle M.'s Midwest Regional Wildflower seed mix  provide a burst of first-year color.Get This Look: The annual wildflowers in Michelle M.'s Midwest Regional Wildflower seed mix  provide a burst of first-year color.
Get This Look: The annual wildflowers in Michelle M.'s Midwest Regional Wildflower seed mix provide a burst of first-year color.

Get The Look: Line Your Fence With Wildflowers

When it comes to bringing life and color to your yard, you just can't beat wildflowers! You would need dozens of perennial plants to line a fence or property line, but planting wildflower seeds is much easier! The lush foliage give the look of a full, mature garden.

Tall flower varieties can help add privacy to your fencing, or be used to grow a "living fence"!

Low-growing varieties, such as Sweet Alyssum, are perfect for a neat and tidy look.

Annual wildflowers, like the mix of Cosmos and mix of Zinnias shown here, will bloom in the first season they're planted, just weeks after planting. They offer cheerful, colorful flowers that bloom all the way through frost!

Annuals have a one-year lifecycle, though they may reseed and regrow the next year in the right conditions. 

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A mix of colorful Cosmos and Zinnias add beauty to border this fenceline.A mix of colorful Cosmos and Zinnias add beauty to border this fenceline.
Get This Look: A mix of colorful Cosmos and Zinnias add beauty to border this fenceline.
Zinnias create a "iving fence" with colorful, pollinator-friendly blooms.Zinnias create a "iving fence" with colorful, pollinator-friendly blooms.
Get This Look: Zinnias create a "living fence" with colorful, pollinator-friendly blooms.

Get The Look: Use Wildflowers To Beautify Hard-To-Mow Areas

For steep slopes, uneven ground, and areas of your yard that are difficult to mow, wildflowers offer a low-maintenance solution! They only need to be mowed once a year at most. Instead of patchy or uneven grass, plant wildflowers to enjoy the added beauty and dynamic colors in your yard!

Learn More: Planting Wildflowers On A Slope

Perennial wildflowers tend to be deep-rooted, helping to stabilize slopes. Watch their beauty increase each passing season.Perennial wildflowers tend to be deep-rooted, helping to stabilize slopes. Watch their beauty increase each passing season.
Perennial wildflowers tend to be deep-rooted, helping to stabilize slopes. Watch their beauty increase each passing season.
Get This Look: Joyce P. planted perennial Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan, and Daisies for a low-maintenance backyard retreat.Get This Look: Joyce P. planted perennial Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan, and Daisies for a low-maintenance backyard retreat.
Get This Look: Joyce P. planted perennial Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan, and Daisies for a low-maintenance backyard retreat.

Get The Look: Plant A Mini Meadow!

You don't need acres of land to enjoy the magic of wildflowers! In his book, Mini Meadowsour wildflower expert Mike "The Seed Man" Lizotte gives plenty of examples of small-scale wildflower plantings.

Here are a few examples of our customers planting Mini Meadows in front yards in the country, in the suburbs, and even in city gardens!

Wildflower seed mixes make it easy to get the look of a mature garden that always has something new blooming.

The majority of our wildflower seed mixes include both annual and perennial wildflowers. While annuals bloom in the first season, perennials take the first season to establish, then return in the second season and for years to come. Planting a seed mix give you the best of both worlds, with a beautiful garden display that lasts from spring through summer. 

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Our All Annual Wildflower Mix creates a quick-growing meadow for spaces large and small.Our All Annual Wildflower Mix creates a quick-growing meadow for spaces large and small.
Our All Annual Wildflower Mix creates a quick-growing meadow for spaces large and small.
Annual wildflowers bloom in their first season, just weeks after germination, for quick color.Annual wildflowers bloom in their first season, just weeks after germination, for quick color.
Annual wildflowers bloom in their first season, just weeks after germination, for quick color.
Our easy-to-grow All Annual Wildflower Mix can even add color in small spaces and urban areas.Our easy-to-grow All Annual Wildflower Mix can even add color in small spaces and urban areas.
Our All Annual Wildflower Mix can even add color in small spaces and urban areas.
Planting your favorite wildflower seeds to replace your lawn will definitely bring smiles to everyone who visits!Planting your favorite wildflower seeds to replace your lawn will definitely bring smiles to everyone who visits!
Planting your favorite wildflower seeds to replace your lawn will definitely bring smiles to everyone who visits!

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