Six Simple Steps to Meadowhood.

March 1997By Comments

1

Find Yourself
Texas has a range of soils and climates. To know what to plant, you have to know where you are among its ten vegetational regions.

2

Flower Plot
Pick a sunny, well-drained site for your meadow. When choosing which flowers to plant, think about bloom times, size, and color.

3

Go to Seed
You can always buy the seed, of course, but why not gather your own? When the seed pods are dry and brown, it’s time to collect.

4

Keep It Clean
If the seeds you have gathered come with unwanted chaff, separate them from the leaves and stems with a vigorous rub over a paper bag.

5

Dirty Work
Rake aside the thatch and loosen the soil on your site. Get rid of any noxious weeds like non-native turf grasses that choke out wildflowers.

6

Broadcast News
To scatter seeds evenly, it helps to mix them with sand. Tamp them down lightly, then rake gently to barely cover them with soil.

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