Lawn or Wildflowers for Meadow - Knowledgebase Question

Clinton, SC
Avatar for mrsac
Question by mrsac
March 10, 1998
I have 4 acres of rich black soil and haven't planted anything there yet. It is in moderate shade--not full sun. What type of grass should we plant?

Answer from NGA
March 10, 1998
Do you have your heart set on grass? With that kind of area, and your rich soil, I'd go for planting a good chunk of it to wildflowers. Wildflower meadows are easy to maintain (mow just once a year), beautiful, and will attract all sorts of birds and butterflies. With your bare (sod-free) soil, a meadow should get established quickly and really create a beautiful sight!

For the section that you'd like in lawn, there are some new, low maintenance dwarf grass mixes available--they'll cut your watering, mowing and fertilizing down considerably.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Hibiscus"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.