A common misconception is that you can just throw down wildflower seeds and they will grow atop existing turf. However, this is not the case.
For resources on how to remove turf, click below!
We recommend mixing native grass and wildflower seeds to create a meadow that will look pleasing from spring to fall. Eagle County Conservation District has both of these available for purchase. Click below to learn more.
We recommend using crusher fines (also known as decomposed granite) to help set your seeds. Why? Crusher fines have no impurities. With the lack of nutrients in the crusher fines it will keep weeds at bay.
We are working to find an affordable source of crusher fines for Eagle County Residents. Check back for updates!
Expect to water your meadowscape for one or two growing seasons until it established.
The best time to sow your seeds is right before it snows in the fall. Native grass and wildflower seeds benefit from a cold season before growing.
Once your meadow is established the only maintenance that you need to do is cut it back at the end of the fall. We recommend cutting it down to 3-5 inches tall.