This mix contains the best of native wildflowers mixed with low maintenance cool season grasses. Because it is provided at a high seed per square foot, it provides one of the quickest establishment periods and lowest maintenance. An excellent option for offices, churches and religious institutions, corporate campuses, and homeowners with larger properties. It can save on landscaping expenses and benefit the environment at the same time. Also because it's low growing stature, grassland birds love this mix, particularly when implemented in large treeless meadow landscapes. With lower growing showy native wildflowers and a Low Maintenance Lawn Blend as its core, this mix optimizes beauty and low maintenance.
Illinois is home to more than 500 species of native bees— some of our most important pollinators— yet many are at risk of disappearing from our ecosystems. Significant efforts are being made nationally to create habitat for these critical pollinators. In the Chicago and Illinois area, The Conservation Foundation and Natural Communities have joined forces to sell a series of Low-Growing Pollinator Meadow Mixes that offer the great potential to save our pollinators, make our ecosystem more resilient, cleanse our waters, reduce air pollution and lower maintenance time and costs from mowing of turfgrass.
This seed mix is comprised of wildflowers and a low maintenance cool season grass that will grow 18 to 36 inches tall and provide nectar and habitat for pollinators, the monarch butterfly, other butterflies and beneficial insects, birds and a diversity of wildlife. When you replace a significant amount of turfgrass with a diverse planting you’ll not only help your winged and feathered friends, you will join an ever-growing community of individuals, not for profits and businesses who have made a commitment to sustainability. And you’ll help your pocketbook with less mowing of turfgrass, less burning of fossil fuel, and less maintenance cost in fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation.
*Meadow Mixes are provided in Pure Live Seed for grasses and bulk seed for flowers.
*All mixes may vary slightly in % composition and species composition based upon availability