What is a meadow, and how can i make one?
Meadows are grasslands that have predominantly perennial plants that require only seed renewal every couple of years. Originally used to make hay, meadow sites were usually shut off from use to let the grass grow tall until it was ready to be cut in June, July, or August. Meadows tend to have various grasses or wildflowers, giving them a 'natural' look that seems effortless--which is their grand and far reaching appeal. However, man-made meadows do require some work, mainly in the soil preparation and weeding. After a few years and once established, a meadow can be a very amazing landscape to have because they look different at different times of the year, regenerate naturally, and do not require water. You can plan to plant a meadow in either the Fall or the Spring--if Fall, do it well in advance of first frost to give seeds a chance to germinate and do their thing.
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