Methods for converting lawns to pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat

 
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Goals

Goal 1: Creating pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat

Our first goal is to help you transform areas of lawn into wildflower habitats dominated by plants native to your region. Focusing on native plants is important because they are likely to thrive in your environment without added inputs and they provide resources that native pollinators require. A successful pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat has a variety of native species that flower throughout the growing season, this provides pollen and nectar resources to the widest diversity of pollinators.

goal 2: scientific study of lawn-to-wildflower plots

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Methods

Step 1: Site preparation

Converting mowed grass lawns to native wildflowers comes with challenges because turf grasses are fierce competitors that can prevent native plants from establishing and growing. Therefore, it is necessary to do something to eliminate the turf grass to make room for native plants to thrive. There are many methods of doing this, but we have identified three approaches that are cheap, easy, and applicable under most conditions. There are pros and cons to each approach so please pick the methods that works best for you.

Method 1: sod removal

Pros: fast, can plant immediately. Cons: physically demanding if done by hand, grass might grown back

Instructions

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Method 2: smothering with cardboard

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Method 3: sheet mulching

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Resources to picking pollinator friendly native plants

[we are planning on having other resources for linking to seed sources in the future but for now can link to Xerces resources page]

https://xerces.org/pollinator-resource-center/

Step 2: tell us about your lawn-to-wildflower plot

Link to “plot registration” page

 
 

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