Realize a pollinators attracting-corner

<- Plants: selection and planting

Assign a part of the lawn to the spontaneous growth of the herbaceous species, and sow some autochthonous flowering species that attract pollinating insects in the other. Proceed in this way:

  • Choose a sunny portion of the garden.
  • Remove, in early spring, the grass already existing and scratch the soil with a rake.
  • Spread the seeds and then cover them with loam.

Water slightly.

Needed equipment

  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden hoes
  • Garden rakes
  • Spades
  • Shovels
  • Watering cans or hose for irrigation
  • Seeds of native flowering varieties

Pollinators attracting species to be planted

  • Vervain
  • Dame's Violet
  • Veronica
  • Mullein
  • New York aster
  • Calendula

Some of the spontaneous herbaceous species to be observed

  • Clovers (Trefoils)
  • Common dandelion
  • Nettle
  • Papaver
  • Cornflower
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Fennel
  • Carrot
  • Oxeye daisy
  • Carduus
  • Goldenrod
  • Viola
  • Buttercup
  • Hypericum


Native plants require much less maintenance than the turf of an English lawn. The lawn will need a small cut (height 5-10 cm), to be done between August and September, or anyway when the plants will no longer be blooming