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The Perfect Backyard in Two Days

Flower

"An expectation from daisies, speedwell, self-heal, buttercups and clovers. "

Rita Morales, Head of Gardener

One of the best ways to encourage wildflowers in your garden is to leave a patch of grown cover to its own devices during spring and summer. Wildflowers will appear, and so will friendly beneficial flying insects.

If you are like most homeowners, you may have a mower. What comes up in your no-mow patch depends very much on what you start with. If, like most, your lawn is old, rather weedy, and probably hasn’t encountered weed-control tactics or the type fertilizers needed for non-native plants/lawns. With all that aside, we are confident about a few native ground covers you’ve been mowing over and over that’s awaiting for a chance to showcase its beauty (i.e. Sunshine Mimosas, Frog-fruit, Creeping Sage, among many other), ready to transform you yard into a thriving mini-meadow.

This is because the average lawn is usually home to what many would describe as weeds. Shift your perspective slightly and, like a botanical version of the ugly duckling story, many of these so-called weeds will grow into lovely wildflowers. Some are annuals while others are ever-green and perennials.

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