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So itâ€™s the middle of October and most of your flowers have faded and gone to seed. Youâ€™ve got lots of dried brown stalks and youâ€™re not quite sure what to do. To mow or not to mow?
October 13, 2011
Â· Mike Lizotte Â· 2 Comments
Tags: mowing, planting, wildflower meadow, Wildflower meadow how-to, wildflower planting, wildflower seed mixtures, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Wildflowers
As the seasons change and we enjoy the last few weeks of meadow color, itâ€™s time to begin preparing for next season. We usually recommend mowing your wildflowers down once a year at the end of the growing season for a couple of reasons: Combat natural succession. If your meadow is bordered by a wooded [...]
October 21, 2010
Â· Mike Lizotte Â· Comments Closed
Tags: fall maintenance, mowing, wildflower meadow, Wildflower meadow how-to, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Wildflowers
If you haven’t already, it’s time to mow. The later you wait, the more ripened seeds your mowing will “plant” from the late wildflowers, such as wild sunflowers and the native asters. Of course, the later you mow, the more rotten the weather. But fall mowing is important, since it efficiently removes brush and flails [...]