Take Advantage of These Benefits of Wildflowers
Spring will soon arrive in New Jersey, leaving many homeowners thinking about their lawn, landscape, and gardens. Before deciding on what flowers to plant or landscape additions to focus on, homeowners should consider adding wildflowers to their backyard. The benefits of wildflowers include more than just looking beautiful; they also attract the right type of backyard visitors that offer great value to your lawn and garden.
7 Benefits of Wildflowers
1. Low Maintenance
Planting wildflowers require the same initial work as any outside project – ridding the area of weeds and debris. However, once the wildflowers are planted, they need little ongoing maintenance including limited watering. Overall, they are stronger than typical garden flowers and can withstand a variety of outside elements.
2. Lots of Color
If you are looking to add a splash of color to your backyard, planting wildflowers will do the trick, and they are available in a wide variety of options. Vibrant colors create a welcoming feeling as well as break up the monotony of a large backyard with no depth.
3. Improve Air Quality
Wildflowers produce more oxygen and deplete carbon monoxide faster than traditional flowers. Depending on the size of the area, the reduced amount of mowing and fertilization has a lesser impact on the environment, creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Cost Less
Since wildflowers require less ongoing maintenance, many homeowners find they cost less too.
5. Attract Ladybugs
While not all bugs are beneficial, ladybugs add value to your backyard. Ladybugs eat up to 60 aphids per day. Aphids destroy backyard plants, flowers, and grass – causing many individuals to stress in the spring and summer months.
6. Welcome Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are a rare treat to see in a backyard and also offer value. They eat plant-damaging insects and are important pollinators, improving your garden results.
7. Hide Poor-Performing Grass
If your backyard has areas that look bare and no matter what you try, nothing seems to help – then wildflowers are a great solution. These bare areas are the best places to plant wildflowers, which typically thrive well in poor-performing grassy areas.
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