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Growing A Meadow, Large or Small

Thursday, May 23, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438

Flowering 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, and why meadows differ from other “no-mow” and “low-mow” approaches to the landscape. We look at the three-year time frame it takes to develop a meadow, and what to do about weeds. Extensive plant lists, sources, and references included with the class.


Gail Reynolds

Extension (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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