I recently bought a house in a new subdivision just south of Houston -
as with most new developments, the area is devoid of nature for the
most part... I have planted many bird/butterfly/bee friendly plants
in the backyard and instead of having a traditional lawn, I would like
to create a meadow. I have been looking at the Wildflower Center's
selection of native seeds, but I'm not sure where to start. Can you
help me choose some native grasses and wildflowers that might do well
in the wet clay soil? I am a big fan of insects and birds and want to
make my yard into a refuge for them. Thank you for your help!
First of all, let me recommend our article, Wildflower Meadow Gardening, in our "How to Articles". It gives you information about setting up and managing a wildflower meadow.
Here are a few recommendations for grasses and wildflowers that should do well in the Houston area:
Check with Native American Seed in Junction. They have many wildflower mixes and their Native Trail Mix has a combination of wildflowers and native grasses that should do well in the Houston area. They also have tips about planting wildflower and grass seeds.
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