Not only are they beautiful, wildflowers actually have a variety of wonderful benefits, as well! From attracting pollinators to enriching soil benefits, gardeners should make it a point to incorporate these dainty blossoms wherever possible. However, gardeners should make sure to only plant wildflower varieties that are native to their growing zone. You wouldn’t want to introduce a new flower species to your home! No matter what kind you plant, see if you can’t incorporate a few wildflowers in wherever you can to reap the benefits!
Wild Flowers Attract Hummingbirds and Bees
There are so many benefits of wildflowers! If you love hummingbirds and understand the importance that bees play in our ecosystem, plant many different varieties of wildflowers to attract more to your garden. Both hummingbirds and bees are terrific pollinators, which will only make your garden more lively. Plus, hummingbirds like to eat those pesky insects that damage your crops! Wildflowers will attract many varieties of wildlife to your garden, just wait and see!
They’re Extremely Low Maintenance
Really. If you don’t exactly have a green thumb and find yourself accidentally killing a majority of your plants, plant wildflowers instead! Most are extremely drought-tolerant and require very little upkeep. They don’t even require much watering after the seeds grow to be a few inches tall. Once they sprout, you won’t have to do anything else!
Attracts “Good” Bugs
Speaking of bugs…planting wildflowers throughout your garden will further help your garden by attracting the “good” bugs. Ladybugs love to hang out around wildflowers and they eat aphids and other dangerous insects. In a healthy garden, you can never have too many good bugs. Wildflowers help make it happen.
Improve Soil Health
Not only will wildflowers keep the bad bugs out of your garden, but they’ll also keep your plants healthy by improving the soil quality because they are resistant to drought and require little nutrients to grow, leaving those for other plants that are a little needier than others. I’ve even read that they can actually help make your garden more productive. What gardener doesn’t like a higher yield? More vegetables for all!
Prevent Soil Erosion
With fibrous root systems, wildflower plants are the perfect way to stop soil erosion around your home or landscape. The elaborate root systems keep soil in place by binding together and slowly releasing the rainwater so it doesn’t wash any of your precious soil matter away…because plenty of good soil really is precious!