The Benefits of Native Meadows
FOOD FOR SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE. Provides insects and seeds for songbirds and wildlife.
HABITAT FOR POLLINATORS. Provides habitat for pollinators including flowers for bees and host plants for butterfly caterpillars.
INCREASED WATER INFILTRATION. Increases water infiltration via its deeper root system (when compared to a traditional lawn).
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS. Lowers maintenance costs. Native meadows only need yo be cut or mown once a year. This not only saves time and mowing costs, but also reduces emissions, gas, and energy to operate lawn mowers, weed whackers, and other lawn equipment.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE. Once established, the native meadow does not need supplemental irrigation. In fact, irrigation may favor the growth of weed species. Because it is planted with native plants it is able to withstand drought.
CARBON SEQUESTRATION. Native plants have deeper root systems than traditional lawns and are better able to store carbon in the soil.