Lawns to Legumes

Your Yard Can “Bee” the Change

For over 20 years, MNL (Minnesota Native Landscapes) has been creating and restoring habitat across the upper Midwest. As a leading grower, installer, and manager of native plant ecosystems – MNL is a one-stop-shop for your Lawns to Legumes program needs. We have experts on staff to help you with recommendations as you plan and prepare your habitat creation project (just click that handy little chat button in the bottom corner!).

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We help you, you help the pollinators!

MNL has a wide variety of native seed and plant products that fit the program requirements!

Have a small space you can add native plants? Prepare a Pocket Planting!

Want to transform your lawn into something more wildlife friendly AND low maintenance? Our Bee Lawn is best!

Have a larger space you want to transform into a blooming paradise for pollinators? Plan a Pollinator Meadow!

Residential and Backyard Pocket Plantings

MNL’s native plants are perfect for new native pollinator habitat creation or adding to an existing planting. A pocket planting is the addition of a small prairie right in your yard, these can be more intentionally designed plantings with wood mulch or a more wild mosaic of native species left to spread from 10 square feet to 1,000, or more. We grow over 150 native species of neonicotinoid-free native plant plugs, available in trays of 36 plants on our Build-a-Kit page. We also have a wide variety of pre-designed plant kits to fit any sun/shade, soil, or moisture conditions, or to attract specific types of pollinators.  Check out our native plant page for more information on our greenhouse plants.

Some of our favorite Lawns to Legumes plant kit options:

Pollinator Lawns

Commonly known as a Bee Lawn. MNL created our Bee Lawn seed mix based on recommendations from the U of M. This seed mix has been increasing in popularity over the years and is a great way to reduce maintenance in your yard and reduce your mowing, fertilizing, and watering impacts – this mix can handle a wide variety of growing conditions and is very drought resistant!

Pollinator Meadows

Create an oasis for pollinators on your property by adding a native seed mix  to a low-use area in your yard. Our highly diverse native seed mixes are an excellent way to add blooming species to your property – providing valuable habitat while creating a low maintenance planting area. From 100 square feet to 10,000, MNL’s Premium Native Seed Mixes are created with the backyard gardener in mind!

Our Favorites:

  • MNL’s native Pollinator Seed Mix contains the highest ratio of wildflowers to grasses, with multiple blooming species throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Resulting in a colorful and attractive alternative to traditional landscaping.
  • Rusty Patch Bumble Bee Seed Mix. This seed mix is designed to provide high quality food resources throughout the growing season.
  • MNL’s Savanna Seed Mixes are an excellent option for yards with 50/50 sun/shade. Need a seed mix for even more shade? Try MNL’s Woodland Seed Mix.