Planting & Maintaining
A BEE LAWN
A deliberately designed mix of low-growing wildflowers and low-input turfgrass our Bee Lawn Mix supports our critically at-risk, but ever-important pollinators while also conserving natural resources and maintaining the durability and functionality of a traditional home lawn.
The bee’s needs?
What is Bee Lawn?
A defined mixture of low-growing wildflowers and low-input turfgrass designed to support our at-risk pollinators, promote the conservation of natural resources, and maintain the traditional resiliency to the recreation of a home lawn. Researchers from University of Minnesota have developed a “Bee Lawn Mix” incorporating three flowers...
when to SEED A Bee Lawn
When it comes to seeding a bee lawn, timing is critical. Northern climate grasses (think Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Turf Type Tall Fescue and Fine Fescues) establish and grow best between temperatures of 60 and 75 degrees F. To learn more, visit one of our Bee Lawn workshops.
CONSERVE OUR CRITICAL POLLINATORS
Bee lawns are managed using low-input methods that generally use less water and require less frequent mowing, fertilizer and pesticides.
LOW MAINTENANCE; DROUGHT TOLERANT
Watering is absolutely needed when establishing in spring, but after that first season, very little supplemental irrigation should be needed.
STRONG SHADE TOLERANCE
Our Bee Lawn Mix is slower growing than a typical lawn. It requires at least four hours of sun a day and can thrive in various mixes of sun/shade.
Meet James Wolfin, our resident Conservation Specialist passionate about Bee Lawn and practices that help support pollinators and sustain our natural resources. With a BS in Ecology and an MSA in Entomology, he has the answers!
TCS Bee Lawn Brochure
The Twin City Seed 4-1-1 on all things Bee Lawn Mix: when to install, how to seed and how to care for once it is established.
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u of m Flowering lawn toolkit
All the tools you need to get the most out of your Bee Lawn or any flowering lawn option that supports our pollinators!