This week the NY Times published an article about a pivot some savvy corporations are making away from manicured acres of lawn and to naturalistic landscapes. I think this trend is borne as much out of the business case that lawns are expensive to maintain, water and keep weed free as it is a growing environmental concern for the carbon footprint created to maintain this kind of greenspace.
Interest in naturalistic landscapes began to intrigue landscape architects and designers worldwide about a decade ago. Public acceptance was been a bit slow in the beginning but with the success of the New York City High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago this looser imitation of nature in landscapes is finding growing support.
You can read the article here and as you do, think about a meadow for your own yard …