Meadow – Private Residence

Eco-region: 84

Date: 2020

Size: 0.5 acres

Project Description: Planted in October, 2020, this flowering native meadow on Long Island is growing primarily from seed with supplemental plug and bare-root plantings. To prepare the site, we mowed the vegetation (a significant weed population) and followed up with two applications of a vinegar solution. After dethatching the top layer of soil, we sowed the seed, raked it in, and later planted through. The 1:1 forb to grass mix was selected using local genotypes wherever possible. The following maintenance will include well-timed mows, clever irrigation, and no doubt some careful troubleshooting.

Lessons learned: Project in progress

Landscape Designers: Marie Ruffier-Monet & Timothy Erdmann