Biodiversity is increasingly important in the urban environment. In addition, much attention is paid to ecological management and development of wildflower vegetation. The Vibrant Verge concept has been developed to increase biodiversity and guarantee a long flowering period.
Within this concept, the strengths of annual, biennial and perennial (indigenous) seed mixtures are combined with a tailor-made bulb mixture. This ensures vegetation with a long flowering time, increased biodiversity, extensive, ecological maintenance and the seasonal experience gets enhanced.
By combining the flowering time of the plants and the bulbs, flowering can be created for no less than 8 months. Colour can be found in roadsides from early spring to early autumn. This also means that the Vibrant Verge only needs to be mowed once a year, which saves a lot of costs. In addition, there is food supply and shelter for butterflies, bees and other insects almost year round.
In the first 3 to 5 years we will take full charge of the project. This means that monitoring takes place three times per year to follow the development of the project and to adjust where necessary. Mowing will also be arranged by us, whereby it is important that this is done with the right materials and at the right time.
As initiators of the Vibrant Verge we are naturally committed to the bee problems.
Large-scale agriculture and mono-cultures have impoverished the agricultural landscape. For example, the meadows with Dandelions, Clover and Sorrel have been replaced by large monotonous grassy fields. This efficient and almost clinical form of agriculture not only requires large amounts of fertilizer, but is also impossible without pesticides.
The consequences are not only disastrous for bees, but for the entire biodiversity!
The industry is unable to solve the impoverishment of the agricultural area and thus the decline in biodiversity. We can, however, give local impulses by sowing and restoring the original, flower-rich vegetation.