As the weather heats up, you may find yourself spending more time outside. If you’ve grown bored with your basic, manicured lawn, rejuvenate your yard with the latest trend — meadowscaping.
Meadowscaping is an alternative to traditional landscaping that uses a combination of native wildflowers, grasses, and plants to give your space a meadow-like aesthetic. If you're tired of keeping up with maintaining a meticulous lawn, the freedom that comes with letting greenery grow naturally and unrestrained while meadowscaping may be the perfect fit for you.
There are several benefits to taking up the new lawn trend. Initially, you will spend time establishing and cultivating your meadow, but over time it will prove to be a low-maintenance and low-cost addition to your home. While you won’t get out of cutting and trimming your lawn completely, letting grass grow freely means no need for a lawn mower on a regular basis. And, with less use of lawn equipment like mowers and blowers, you’ll be able to reduce your carbon footprint. You may also find yourself inviting new visitors, as meadows can attract birds, butterflies, bees, and insects.
Before you dive right into the new trend, do your research. Find plants, flowers, and grasses that work well with each other and your native soil. You also want to have the proper balance of grasses and plants. You ideally want your meadow to be filled with roughly 60% grasses and 40% flowers. Make sure your space is prepped before planting. Remove any weeds and till your soil. It’s best to find an open area that gets as much sunlight as possible. Be mindful of what kind of visual you’re creating with your meadow. You want the plants, flowers, and grasses to flow in a pattern that is pleasing to the eye.Meadowscaping is more than creating a beautiful aesthetic your neighbors will envy. By establishing your meadow, you’re supporting pollinators and birds, practicing sustainable living, and contributing to your local ecosystem.
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