Ensure Reseeding of Wildflowers
We suggest waiting to clear your wildflower garden until all the species have matured and dried down if you wish to do so in the fall. This will allow for a higher rate of natural re-seeding. It may require some patience on your part since wildflowers can look rather unkept during their final stages. On the other hand, leaving the dead plant material through the winter can act as thermal protection to aid in winter survival. These same plants take on a whole new look with a background of new fallen snow. Dead plant material can be mowed and cleaned up in early spring once the threat of severe cold has decreased. This additional time allows more seeds to fall to the ground. The warming rays of the sun then reach the soil once the residue is removed to start new growth.