Grow! Don't Mow! Flowering Lawns & More

Grow! Don't Mow!

Reduce or convert your lawn into attractive wildflowers or lawn alternative options! A lawn can be attractive, but we all spend hours on a nice lawn not to mention the cost of maintaining that lawn and the hassle of mowing.

Why not convert portions or all of your lawn to wildflowers or a low growing, low maintenance lawn alternative? It won't only free up your time, but it will benefit wildlife and pollinators and still look beautiful and neat! It will also eliminate pesticides, fertilizers and more!

First, map out your property and place markers on areas that are hard to mow or maintain, areas that the lawn doesn't look too great, rocky areas, wet areas or shade areas or just areas you think flowers or lawn alternatives would look nice, or better yet, convert all your lawn areas!

Further away from the home you can do just about anything. Closer to your house, we'll make some great suggestions that will keep in neat and organized.

Jot down which areas are not used for anything. Map out areas that you use for activities and mark them - keep lawn or a low maintenance alternative'. Once you have decided which areas you wish to convert - study them.

How much sun do they get, what are the conditions of the soil, is the area wet, moist, steep, rocky etc.

Start with the difficult areas first, like that steep embankment where you almost tip over every time you mow. For this area, depending on how far it is from your home, a wildflower mix would be a great choice. Erosion control and a pretty embankment when finished will minimize your risk of killing yourself on the mower and give everyone something beautiful to gaze at from the house.

For converting areas of lawn to something other than grass, we would suggest keeping the areas closer to your house short - you can choose a no-mow grass mixture or a flowering lawn for this portion. On the outer edges you can complement this by choosing borders of wildflowers, native grasses or drifts of taller growing wildflowers and perennial plants. Planting in groupings is also attractive. Keeping your planting in these areas simple will be easy to care for. Shrubs, perennials and wildflowers will also suppress weeds and create safe havens for frogs, birds and other small creatures. Although it takes some time to get the lower growing ground covers established, they'll eventually form a mat that helps keep weeds at bay.

We suggest using our No-Mow Grass Mix (if you still want grass), or a lawn alternative mixture either a wildflower groundcover, clovers or a low growing eye pleasing grass, wildflower and clover mix. If the area is shady, then you can try Gallium, Vinca, or Pachysandra etc. in those shady corners.

For spring color, plant flower bulbs, bleeding hearts or wildflowers between the ground covers. In sunny, dry areas, daylilies are one of the fastest-spreading perennial ground covers you can grow.

You can also mulch your flower beds outside the converted areas with groupings of other types of flowers. Mulch retains soil moisture and improves the quality of your soil and will also save on watering. 

Not only can you relax more, but you will also offer more benefits to your area for every human and creature to enjoy!

See our:

No Mow Grass Mix

Magic Carpet Wildflower, Clover & Grass Mix

Alternative Lawn Wildflower & Grass Mix

Ground Cover Wildflower Seed Mix

Annual Low Grow Wildflower Seed Mix

Native Grass Mix

Grasses & Clovers

Perennial Plants

Individual Wildflower Species

Other Specialized and Native Mixes