Did you know that flower meadows can be up to twenty degrees cooler than a normally mown lawn during a hot summer? They retain moisture, contain fewer allergenic species and protect biodiversity.

The city wants to increase biodiversity and reduce the impacts of climate change. Flower meadows in the city and in housing estates and courtyards are one of the important factors to achieve this goal. We set up the first meadow in Dúbravka, and soon other flower meadows will follow in sixty locations in Dúbravka, Karlova Ves, Staré Mesto and Nové Mesto. And we plan to add more.

These are maintained areas that are mowed in a different manner than conventional lawns – i.e. not six times a year but just one to two times a year depending on the species composition. In this most natural way of changing the plant composition, allergenic grass species gradually start to decline and will be replaced by herbaceous and flowering species.

Mainly certified meadow mixtures have been planted in the city. In most cases they are non-allergenic and do not cause respiratory problems. To a large extent, they can even help asthmatics and allergy sufferers as they trap pollutants from the air. With the right care and appropriate placement in urban areas, they have the potential to have a positive impact on health.