Bee Friendly Lawn

Grown with blooming ground cover plants such as clover, thyme, and self-heal combined with no-mow fescue grass mix; the mixture is more appealing visually than a standard grass lawn while also being attractive to bees and other pollinators. Bee lawns save you time by reducing your mowing costs and eliminating the need for irrigation, fertilizers, and pesticides.

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Transitioning to a bee lawn can be accomplished rapidly or at a moderate pace. Both rapid and moderate transitions will allow you to start growing habitat for bees and butterflies in your own landscape. 

Moderate Transition

 

Moderate transitions tend to cost a little less and require more time to provide habitat. 

We aerate and over-seed through the existing lawn with pollinator seed mix three times per season.

We combine this with organic soy-based fertilizer and our special liquid compost extract to give the seedlings everything they need to get growing.  

Moderate transition takes 1-2 seasons till the lawn is no-mow ready and filled with blooms for bees. 

Moderate transitions can be started at any time during the spring, summer, or fall.

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Rapid Transition 

 

Rapid transitions tend to cost a little more and provide habitat more immediately.

We remove the existing lawn, aerate the soil, then layer like a lasagna: Bee Lawn seed, compost, more seed, then a seed blanket covering are all laid down one after the other.  

Rapid transition is combined with organic soy-based fertilizer and our special liquid compost extract to give the seedlings everything they need to get growing.

It will take root in a single season.

We prefer to perform rapid transitions in the spring or fall to reduce watering needs.

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We start each project with an on-site project consultation.  The price for consultation is $75 and we credit this toward your project when you sign up.

The Minnesota Legislature recently set aside funding to encourage homeowners to grow bee lawns. Once this program is up and running, we’ll help clients navigate the program and take advantage of this opportunity to pollinate the community!

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You can have a Bee Friendly Lawn in your own yard and we’re ready to help you catch the buzz! 

Select Bee Lawn on our contact form and we’ll reach out to schedule a consultation!

We love to talk!

Call 612-724-5454 or fill out the form below to set up a consultation or ask a garden question.


What folks are saying about us...

"I was thrilled at the results I got from Russ Henry. He's creative, and an impeccably professional landscaper. He knows gardening, and has always got a good idea for what to do with my garden. And not only that, but he's a whiz at creating beautiful patio spaces--his work and creativity allowed my family to enjoy our garden even more. Everyone who is looking for someone to help them figure out how to beautify and optimize their outdoor space should talk to Russ. You'll love the result. I certainly did!"

KEITH STACY

"When I inherited my mother's garden, I inherited Russ Henry too. What a lucky break for me! Russ understood exactly what needed to be done to maintain my mother's gorgeous garden. As I watched the garden through spring, into summer and then into fall, the garden changed and evolved. Thanks to Russ, there was always something new growing and blooming in different corners while the overall garden maintained a lush, almost bohemian feel. Russ was a patient, encouraging teacher whenever I elected to participate in caring for the garden. In fall, he gently put the garden to bed. This spring, I look forward to his return and with him will come a rewarding garden where it will be a constant pleasure to spend time."

NATALIE ELERTSON

"They installed a butterfly garden along my fence where it was difficult to mow. The new garden immediately began teeming with pollinators of all sorts including monarch butterflies. I absolutely love watching the butterflies and bumble bees dance around the garden while I sit on my back deck. The plants grew enough to fill in the garden in less than one season because of the amazing compost and soil management."

JULIE

“Thank you Minnehaha Falls Landscaping. Our experience could not be any better - the patio is AMAZING! We sit on the new patio every night and enjoy the landscaping, trees and shrubs. It really feels like a new room in the house. The best part was working with Carlos - he was very prompt, and we felt like he was a real expert. We do miss his smile.”

TOM & KELLI

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