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Meadow Management

Today, Americans spend approximately $30 billion every year to maintain over 23 million acres of lawn. Lawns in the U.S. consume around 270 billion gallons of water a week. And American homeowners apply 10 times more fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides to their grass than farmers do to their crops, which results in chemically dependent lawns that negatively affect the health of people, pets, plants, and wildlife. Find out how to convert your lawn and turf areas to native meadows with the lessons learned by Natural Lands staff over the last 20 years. The techniques discussed can be scaled to accommodate the conversation of small lawns or multiple acres.