Having a meadow, no matter the size has so many benefits! It fixes the soil, ensures biodiversity, and provides food and habitat for pollinators and birds. It’s water-saving, it smells wonderful and it’s simply beautiful to look at.
A traditional lawn will never provide you with as much interest as a meadow. And if you will have one, you will be able to take as many great pictures of your blooms as your heart calls for.
Meadows can have different feels and levels of formality depending on the use of plants and grasses. We are here to design a natural area that suits you and your landscape and we can create a mix of seeds that will be one-of-a-kind. If you love the naturalistic design of Piet Oudolf or Dan Pearson as much as me, get in touch with us.
The best time to do all preparation work is during the spring and summer months while sowing or planting is best in the cooler fall months or calm days of winter.
Here is a brief overview of the process
1. Defining your meadow area
2. Decisions on irrigation, sowing or planting, and maintenance in the initial years to get the meadow established
3. Selection of grasses, perennials, and annuals that will create a dense groundcover by time
4. Preparation of the area
5. Broadcasting seeds with the most appropriate method or planting from pots and plugs
6. Light mulching to retain moisture
7. Monitoring growth and weeds
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
– Victor Hugo