Plant A Wildflower Lawn: Transform Your Yard To A Pollinator Paradise
Planting wildflowers will turn your lawn into a pollinator paradise. Wildflowers offer food and habitat so that 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, and your pollinators will thank you!
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. You’re next – let’s dig in!
Take a look at some amazing wildflower lawns below.
Get The Look: 6 Inspiring Dedicated Wildflower Lawns
Get The Look: Line Your Property 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.
Celebrate biodiversity and fall in love with your land by planting a wildflower lawn! Along with enjoying an abundance of beautiful, easy-to-grow flowers, you can feel great knowing that you’re helping the earth, too – by planting a meadow, you can find your place in making it better.
Favorite Wildflower Seed Mixes
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
Grow an iconic meadow right in your own backyard! Our Limited Edition Colors Of Grand Teton Wildflower Seed Mix is inspired by the wildflower displays of Grand Teton National Park. ...Learn MoreColors Of Grand Teton Wildflower Seed Mix Colors Of Grand Teton Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $19.95 Sale $14.96Per 1/4 Pound
Paint your garden or meadow with flowers in your favorite colors! Our Warm Color Seed Patches feature Red, Burgundy, Yellow, and Orange single color wildflower seed mixes – conveni...Learn MoreWarm Color Wildflower Seed Patches Warm Color Wildflower Seed PatchesAs low as $9.95Per Burgundy Seed Patch - 2 oz
Paint your garden or meadow with flowers in your favorite colors! Our Cool Color Seed Patches feature Blue, Purple, Pink, and White single color wildflower seed mixes – convenientl...Learn MoreCool Color Wildflower Seed Patches Cool Color Wildflower Seed PatchesAs low as $9.95Per Pink Seed Patch - 2 oz
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
More Helpful Tips From American Meadows
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