8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden

8 tips for creating your own meadow garden cover

Wanna create a meadow garden? Here are some tips to make it easier!

  1. In a small garden, keep the design simple. Choose a grass or grasses based on how you want to use a space: do you want to walk across the meadow every now and again, or do you want to use it as a lawn, or mow a path through it?
  2. Know your site. Start with the direction your garden faces. Study the way the sun falls on your garden: do you see microclimates that get more or fewer hours of sunlight than the rest of the garden? Look at how trees are sited: where do they cast shade and at what time of day?
  3. Kill your lawn ruthlessly. Constant use of chemicals in agriculture is absolutely a bad thing, but this is different. It’s a hormone that affects living green tissue, so you spray it on a plant that absorbs it and metabolizes it. That causes cell destruction and that plant dies.
  4. Don’t bother with soil amendment. Instead, cover your dead lawn with bark mulch and plant grasses directly into the dead sod.
  5. Create good bones. Members of the lily family can behave like grasses. So can liriopes or lomandras.
  6. Add seasonal accents. Plant spring bulbs, perennials, annuals, and flowering grasses to add successive waves of color to a meadow throughout the seasons.
  7. Embrace a natural look. To look like a real meadow, your garden must have movement. You’ll get movement from flowers, swaying grasses, and happy clumps of plants that have re-seeded themselves.
  8. Meadow maintenance. Mow pathways from four to six times a year. With other grasses, mow once or twice a season or cut back seedheads in winter.
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
8 Tips For Creating Your Own Meadow Garden
Source: gardenista

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