October 01, 2015

The Back Page: Lessons from a Prairie

Jonathan Scoll

Lessons from a Prairie

Tired of tending our suburban lawn and looking for ways to reduce the resource consumption of our backyard, my wife and I decide to plant a prairie. We don’t know precisely what’s involved, but a local company offering “prairie restoration” can guide us through the process. Its specialist sprays out our turfgrass and reseeds with what he says is a mix of native grasses and forbs (flowers) specific to our area.

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