Wildflower meadows and gardens are extremely valuable habitats, providing floral resources, nesting sites and a protected environment for hundreds of bee species, moths and butterflies, and other insects. Many birds, bats, small mammals and some amphibians also thrive on the food and shelter that a meadow ecosystem provides.
Wildflower meadows provide many important ecosystem services including infiltration and filtration of stormwater, carbon storage, nutrient recycling, soil building, and provisioning of food and shelter for biodiverse communities of flora and fauna. By establishing native perennials and grasses in a dense and diverse meadow planting, property owners can enjoy the beauty of a succession of flowers and plant forms, and experience a renewed connection with nature. Done properly, wildflower meadows are ecologically-friendly landscape components that, once established, have minimal maintenance requirements.
Areas will be initially established by scraping old vegetation and herbicide to remove invasive species before seeding in the fall
Established areas will begin blooming in early Spring and into June
Established wildflowers areas “go to seed” in August
Seeded areas are then mowed to promote seed disbursement for the following season