Meadows are a way to replace lawn, improve pollinator habitat, and beautify the landscape – but what is a meadow? Is it a lawn gone feral or perennial bed gone wild? Or is it something else altogether?
In this two-hour talk, we explore the definition of a meadow, examine the roles of grasses and flowers, and suggest steps you can take to start or improve your own meadow. We’ll also discuss common causes of failed attempts at meadow-making, how meadows differ from other “no-mow” and “low-mow” approaches to the landscape, sources of seeds, plants, tools and the role of soil. Finally, we'll look at ways to avoid "pushback" from the community at the appearance of naturalized landscapes.
An extensive resource list is included.
Sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA.