Meadowscaping Makes It Better
For Me, For My Community, For The World
At American Meadows, we’re committed to helping people transform their yards for the better – to better ourselves as individuals, to brighten our communities, and to support a thriving environment.
The meadowscaping movement is upon us - can you feel it? When we meadowscape, we dig in. We become a force of good, a friend to the community who brings beauty into the lives of everyone who passes by, and an advocate for pollinators and the environment.
We want to help as many people as possible transform their yards for the better. It’s time to reconsider the traditional American lawn, and imagine all the ways your yard can be transformed into a space for doing good.
How does meadowscaping make it better? Read on, learn more, and dig in!
Meadowscaping Makes It Better - For Me
Meadowscaping is a physical, spiritual, and socially enriching experience.
Working in the dirt, breathing fresh air, and moving your body are all ways that digging in will contribute to your personal well-being. Spending time outside, especially when we're able to connect with nature, is a perfect way to relax your mind and body, to slow down and decompress from our increasingly busy lives.
You can start small, and dream big - when you’re growing plants, there is always something to look forward to! Even a rainy day takes on new meaning when you know the rain will encourage flowers to bloom.
No matter how large or small your yard is, you can dig in! Whether you have a rooftop garden, a parking strip, or a big backyard as your canvas, it's amazing what you can do when you dig in. We encourage everyone to sow seeds, grow new plants, and enjoy the magic of meadowscaping.
Meadowscaping Makes It Better - For My Community
When we dig in, we foster unlikely friendships and create shared beauty.
When your yard is bursting with blooms, it will light up your neighborhood - and those flowers are sure to bring a smile to anyone who passes by!
Meadowscaping also enlivens communities and creates opportunities for friendship and connection. Whether sharing seeds, sharing a freshly cut bouquet of homegrown flowers, or sharing a conversation with a neighbor about plants and gardening tips, meadowscaping can help you connect to the community around you.
At American Meadows, our team loves to garden, and we all have stories of connection! For instance, when one of us started digging up our front lawn for more flower beds, it prompted a neighbor to come over with advice and to share Zinnia seeds from their own garden.
Another employee is famous for bringing home-grown bouquets wherever she goes, to share with friends and family.
When one of our owners replaced his front lawn with a garden, he soon found a note in his mailbox from a neighbor - they had left a letter to say how much they admired his family’s garden as they passed by each day.
Dig in and brighten your community!
Meadowscaping Makes It Better - For The World
Meadowscaping supports biodiverse ecosystems humming with life.
Meadowscaping incorporates a diverse mix of plants, which in turn creates habitat for pollinators and wildlife. When it comes to our neighborhoods, towns, and beyond, every yard makes a difference when it comes to supporting a thriving environment!
This is especially true for yards that are starting out with traditional turf lawns. You can go from a monoculture or "dead zone" lawn that doesn't support any life, to a yard that is an oasis for bees, butterflies, birds, dragonflies and more. Picture butterflies dancing across your meadow, and birds filling the air with song.
There are even more ways your yard can contribute to a healthy environment. By reducing or eliminating your lawn, you can reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, mowing, and maintenance. This helps toxic chemicals out of our environment, reduces sound pollution, and reduces the use of fuel for lawn maintenance.
Plus, wildflowers and lawn alternatives typically require significantly less water compared to turf lawns, which can use up to half of a typical home's water bill!
Meadowscaping Makes It Better - Dig In!
In spaces large or small, we can all dig in to enjoy the benefits of growing plants. Not only will we feel better, but we can improve our communities and bring joy to others. We can make the world a better place, one yard at a time!
Dig In With Some Of Our Favorite Seeds and Plants
Our Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix features a mix of 13 clover, grasses, and low-growing wildflowers to create a flowering lawn with sprays of subtle color. Understated groundc...Learn MoreAlternative Lawn Wildflower Seed Mix Alternative Lawn Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $24.95 Sale $21.21Per 1/4 Pound
Ornamental Grasses are some of the easiest perennials to grow – but that’s not the only reason you should plant them! Delivering high-impact visual interest through all four ...Learn MoreCarefree Ornamental Grass Pre-Planned Garden Carefree Ornamental Grass Pre-Planned Garden$197.32Per Garden of 15
‘Cloud Nine’ Tall Switchgrass, the tallest switchgrass cultivar available, is an easy-to-grow, award-winning native cultivar. Upright, blue-green foliage is topped with a...Learn MoreCloud Nine Switchgrass Cloud Nine Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Cloud NineAs low as $15.99 Sale $15.19Per Plant - 3" Pot
Give bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds what they need with our Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection. Compact varieties of Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Bush, and Salvia are ide...Learn MoreMini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection Mini Pollinator Pit Stop Plant Collection$26.65Per Collection of 3
The Monarch Butterfly Wildflower Mix is an easy-to-grow compilation of 27 wildflowers that will thrive in any sunny location throughout the US. Including 4 different types of Milkwee...Learn MoreMonarch Butterfly Wildflower Seed Mix Monarch Butterfly Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $15.95 Sale $15.15Per 1/4 Pound
Our Pollinator Wildflower Seed Patches feature some of our most popular wildflower mixes to nourish bees, birds, butterflies, and beneficial bugs – conveniently packaged in 2 oz ba...Learn MorePollinator Wildflower Seed Patches Pollinator Wildflower Seed PatchesAs low as $9.95Per Backyard Birding Seed Patch - 2 oz
Purple Love Grass dazzles with an abundance of texture, from fine blue-green foliage to airy clouds of rose-purple flower panicles. Plants bloom mid to late summer followed by airy s...Learn MorePurple Love Grass Purple Love Grass Eragrostis spectabilisAs low as $13.32 Sale $11.99Per Plant - 3" Pot
Our exclusive Spring Into Summer Wildflower Seed Mix is our most popular and colorful mix of the season – available for a limited time only! We packed in 45 easy-to-grow species, i...Learn MoreSpring Into Summer Seasonal Wildflower Seed Mix Spring Into Summer Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $11.95 Sale $8.95Per 1/4 Pound
The Support Your Pollinators Garden pairs the ease of helping bees and butterflies flourish with a colorful, well-designed look that will make any gardener proud. Supplying nectar-ri...Learn MoreSupport Your Pollinators Pre-Planned Garden Support Your Pollinators Pre-Planned Garden$210.65Per Garden of 25
More Helpful Tips From American Meadows
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Our Purpose: Doing Good Through Gardening
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