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Wildflowers To The Rescue! 6 Creative Ways To Probelm-Solve With Wildflowers

Whether you're seeding a small space garden, filling in a side yard, or planting across acres of land, wildflowers are an easy-to-grow solution. Because they're easy to care for, wildflowers can be helpful problem-solving plants. Want to grow a big flower garden, without planting and tending to dozens of plants? Need to spruce up your yard and add curb appeal quickly? Tired of mowing? You can actually put wildflowers to work in your yard and enjoy their beauty while supporting visiting pollinators and wildlife.

You can grow wildflowers just about anywhere, for any size planting and for any landscape style. Depending upon the varieties that you choose to plant, they can lend a wild and natural look or a more formal feel. Wildflowers are not finicky and can thrive in a broad range of growing conditions, especially hot and dry sites. See a few ways that wildflowers can be problem-solvers in your landscape!

6 Creative Ways To Problem-Solve With Wildflowers

All Perennial Wildflower Seed MixAll Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix
All Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix is a beatiful no-mow alternative to grass on a sunny slope.

Control Erosion

Steep banks and slopes are hard places for short-rooted grasses to take hold, leaving soil exposed to rain and wind. To prevent weather from stripping away and destabilizing your land, plant gorgeous wildflowers - they'll hold things together.

See our guide for tips: Planting Wildflowers On A Steep Slope

Cosmos and Sunflowers in a customer's wildflower lawn. Cosmos and Sunflowers in a customer's wildflower lawn.
Cosmos and Sunflowers in a customer's wildflower lawn.

Replace Your Lawn

Unlike turf grass, low-maintenance wildflowers need very little mowing - once a year or less. Once established, they usually survive on rains and don't require fertilizers and herbicides to look their best. Plus, they help pollinators and wildlife!

See our guide for inspiration: Planting A Wildflower Lawn

This wildflower border creates a living fence in a sunny backyard.This wildflower border creates a living fence in a sunny backyard.
This wildflower border creates a living fence in a sunny backyard.

Grow A Living Fence

Properties big and small can benefit from a pretty planting that defines a property line. If desired, tall wildflowers like Sunflowers can also add privacy while beautifying your space. Planting a wildflower border is a great way to enhance your yard, while still maintaining your lawn as well.

Lupine and Daisies are two popular deer resistant perennial wildflowers.Lupine and Daisies are two popular deer resistant perennial wildflowers.
Lupine and Daisies are two popular deer resistant perennial wildflowers.

Plant A Defensive Buffer

If you have deer or rabbits in your yard, you can try planting deer-resistant wildflowers to deter them from browsing. Similar to a living fence, planting large patches of deer-and-rabbit-resistant wildflowers at the edge of your yard may help discourage them from entering.

This customer replaced their lawn with wildflowers for a beautiful view of their favorite flowers. This customer replaced their lawn with wildflowers for a beautiful view of their favorite flowers.
This customer replaced their lawn for a beautiful view of their favorite flowers.

Plant A Gorgeous View

Even if you don't have a great view, you can plant a sea of color with wildflowers to enjoy from your window or favorite sitting spot. You can even make it change color with the seasons by choosing varieties with different bloom times.

Easy to grow wildflowers are enjoyable for gardeners of all ages!Easy to grow wildflowers are enjoyable for gardeners of all ages!
Easy to grow wildflowers are enjoyable for gardeners of all ages!

Create A Beautiful Oasis

Whether you're planting in flower pots, in garden beds, or in a sweeping meadow, wildflowers make it easy to grow your own peaceful retreat where you can connect with nature and relax!

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