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!
Get The Look: 6 Inspiring Dedicated Wildflower Lawns
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.
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!
Get The Look: Plant A Mini Meadow!
You don't need acres of land to enjoy the magic of wildflowers! In his book, Mini Meadows, our 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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Dahlia-Flowered Zinnias produce semi-double and double blooms that create a grand statement throughout the summer season. Like all Zinnias, this variety is extremely easy to grow, de...Learn MoreZinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered Dahlia Flowered Zinnia Zinnia elegans Dahlia Flowered MixAs low as $9.95Per 1/4 Pound
Blooming in a rainbow of colors, the Cut and Come Again Mixture provides endless Zinnias from mid-summer all the way until frost, giving you plenty of blooms to cut and bring indoors...Learn MoreZinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix Cut and Come Again Zinnia Zinnia elegans Cut & Come Again MixAs low as $13.95Per 1/4 Pound
Talk about making a statement in the garden! Mammoth Grey Stripes huge blooms, growing to be 12 across, sit atop stems that grow to be 8-12 tall. Extremely fun to watch grow, Mammoth...Learn MoreSunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower Mammoth Grey Stripe Helianthus annuus Mammoth Grey StripeAs low as $9.95Per 1/4 Pound
Shasta Daisies boast huge white blooms, sunny yellow center disks and glossy green foliage and best of all, they flower for the entire summer season. Perky and cheerful, Shasta Daisi...Learn MoreShasta Daisy Seeds Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximumAs low as $19.95 Sale $18.95Per 1/4 Pound
Red Poppy, also known as Flanders Poppy, is famed around the world for the carpet of red beauty it creates when in full bloom. A must-have for any wildflower meadow or garden, this e...Learn MoreRed Poppy Seeds Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy Papaver rhoeasAs low as $17.95 Sale $17.05Per 1/4 Pound