How can villages and communities benefit from wildflower meadows? Village greens, road verges, play areas, church yards and public spaces all over the UK are crying out out for the colour and the interest that only wild flowers can bring.
Why does nature need help from communities?
We have seen a massive loss of wildflower meadows in the last 60 years. There are many reasons for this but the end result is that
- wildlife is losing its habitats
- biodiversity is in decline
- our world is becoming less colourful and
- our children are losing out on that everyday contact with nature.
- older people are yearning for the return of the familiar sights and sounds of their younger days
How can villages and communities halt the decline in biodiversity?
Nothing beats the strength of a well organised team when it comes to changing things for the better. Any scheme to encourage local people to add wild flowers into private gardens and public spaces will make an enormous difference to wildlife. Why not start by….
- Asking local residents where they would like to see more wildflowers
- Approaching local businesses for sponsorship – it’s great PR for them
- Involving local groups such as Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Brownies in establishing wildflower areas
- Persuading your council to mow verges less often – this will allow more wild flowers to thrive and save money
Maintaining a wildflower meadow in your community can be very cost effective
Maintaining a wildflower meadow can save you money. Once established, it will only need cutting once a year…imagine how that will cut the cost of mowing the churchyard or the village green!
How can Meadowmat help bring wildlife back into your community?
Wildflower meadows are more that just pretty flowers, they are a lifeline for many different species of insect and animals.
Meadowmat Wildflower Turf makes it easy to establish a species-rich meadow area
Meadowmat is a pre-grown mat of wild flowers and grasses, delivered on a roll and ready to lay. Simply unroll onto impoverished soil that has been prepared for planting. Keep well watered for 2-4 weeks, or until the plants have established. Depending on the time of year it’s laid, Meadowmat should give you a fantastic floral display in its first summer.