If you find maintaining traditional lawns challenging, especially during hot weather, there’s a great alternative that offers both biodiversity benefits and a cozy patch to relax on. Consider combining a smaller mown area with a surrounding wildflower meadow. This approach requires less mowing, promotes biodiversity, and provides a delightful space to enjoy nature. By embracing this combination, you can strike a balance between a low-maintenance lawn and a vibrant wildflower habitat. Chris and his team recently established a new wildflower meadow and have taken great pride in seeing it flourish in these summer months. The beginning of vibrant flowers and the newly attracted bees and butterflies have really brought the space to life. Planting a new meadow is relatively simple using the wildflower turf that we sell on our website, and the upkeep is easy enough for gardening beginners to seasoned green thumbs.
After planting the meadow turf, Chris emphasizes the importance of allowing it to root well. This means less watering is required, except during extreme heatwaves of over 30 degrees celsius. Even then, occasional overnight soakings will suffice. One remarkable trait of wildflowers is their ability to thrive in dry conditions. Once rooted, your meadow will naturally adapt and tolerate dry spells, requiring less water. This resilience is particularly beneficial during summer months when water conservation is crucial. Rest assured, your meadow will establish sturdy roots, ensuring its long-term health and beauty.