What to say in advance: A lawn and a flower meadow have little to do with each other. Meadows are the result of decades or even centuries of farm management. They are grasslands that were mowed once or twice a year, fertilized moderately with manure, and as a result have a stand that is much less dense and compact than today's intensive grasslands. Flower meadows are structured so that the plants grow up tall, but at the same time plenty of light comes through to near the ground.

Flower meadow with meadow ragwort, red campion, corn poppy Flower meadow with meadow ragwort, red campion and gossip poppy
As soon as one, as it is usual today in the agriculture, more frequently mows and must fertilize consequently more, one has the effect that above all grasses and nutrient-loving plants such as dock and dandelion grow more densely and so the tender meagre plantlets lack the light and bring them to the disappearance.

In the same way, leaving the meadow fallow, i.e. abandoning its use, leads to the extinction of these small light-demanding species, because in autumn the uncut stand falls to the ground and forms a dense, matted cover.
So creating a flower-rich meadow is a balancing act between overused and not used at all. Knowing this is an advantage if we want to convert our lawn or parts of it into a flower meadow.