Pollinator Lawns

Asked May 19, 2019, 12:56 PM EDT

Greetings - I am interested in converting my lawn (at least back yard) into a pollenator, or bee, lawn. I live in Beaverton and have a pretty standard size suburban back yard. The online sources like the Xerces Society have good general guidance. The best single source I found is this website http://www.blue-thumb.org/turfalternatives/pollinator-friendly-bee-lawn/ -- it's a clean water agency in Minnesota. My question is this: are there recommended seed mixes for a bee lawn in the Pacific Northwest? I'm not looking to create a meadow, rather still a semi-lawn appearing area which is mown high and infrequently and is drought tolerant. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Washington County Oregon pollinator garden

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