welcome wildflowers into your garden is by leaving a section of grass uncut to grow long, or by cutting your lawn less often. Either way, by doing less you can get some lovely results.
Nearly all the flowering plants in a meadow are perennial, which means that they will come back year after year. They can handle being cut back regularly through the summer which is why you can still have a tight cut lawn and have it flowering. You just need to cut it less often. Cutting every 3-4 weeks allows time for plants to grow back and flower.
When I am managing grassland I prefer not to cut everything at once, instead I spread the cutting out through the summer.
It maintains habitat
creates diverse habitat
extends the flowering period
provides a supply of mulch
Talking of mulch.
Tired of weeding and watering your garden?
I think that grass is one of the most under used resources in the garden. Have you ever piled up lawn mowing clippings? They breakdown fast and turn into a slimey mess. Where as longer grass won’t do that, it holds its structure. This makes it perfect for using as mulch in the garden. Which reduces the amount of watering needed and will help suppress weeds.
If you would like to learn how to manage your own wildflower meadow and experience the joyful satisfaction of scything I run courses through the summer.