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The lure of a meadow

July 28, 2017

With rising interest in naturalistic planting—in public spaces like New York City’s High Line and private homes like those featured in Planting in a Post-Wild World—the meadow is getting its well-deserved day in the sun. In The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee and Saxon Holt meditate on the beauty and functionality of cultivating grassland ecologies:

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Ground covers you can walk on

February 22, 2013

__________ These ground covers are ideal lawn substitutes, for they take foot traffic, even if they’re not quite uniform enough for a game of croquet. They are more textural and colorful than lawn grass, some are scented, and all are less thirsty and labor intensive than turf. Many are marketed under the the trademarked name […]

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Water your lawn every day or in the evening? Not so fast.

August 30, 2012

Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win the Garden Problem Solver grand prize (a new iPad). Be sure to enter your question on the Garden Problem Solver page and good luck! This week’s question is from Joey of Clemson, South Carolina. Joey asked: Why is it not a good idea to water my […]

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Meadows: You Can Grow That!

May 7, 2012

I was mowing the lawn last weekend, and as I was pushing the mower back and forth, up and down, across my steeply sloped yard, I thought, “I can’t keep doing this. It’s a waste of my time, it’s a waste of my energy and the energy it takes to fuel the mower.” But I […]

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