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Grow Your Own Meadow, Large & Small

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Grow Your Own Meadow, Large & Small

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 a perennial bed gone wild? Or is it something else altogether? In this talk, landscape designer Kathy Connolly will 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. She’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. An extensive resource list is included.


Jude Hsiang

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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