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Talkin’ About Bed-Free Landscaping with Natives

This links to a presentation that elaborates on a previous post I made about getting rid of your nonsense exotic turf for Oakland Township (Michigan) Parks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKKM0e38OR8&feature=youtu.be Do it!

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Some of the Best Information Available for Prairie Restoration and Management in the Midwest: Why we need a lot of fire, conservative species, hemi-parasites, etc.

This post is simply a share. This presentation by Richard Henderson (retired WDNR and TPE Volunteer Steward) is a must watch. It lays it out perfectly. Why do we need frequent fire? The answers are here. What kinds of species … Continue reading

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Some Basic Guidelines for Tallgrass Prairie (and Pollinator Habitat) Seed Mixes

I’ve seen a lot of prairie plantings. Many look reasonably good, a very select few are diverse and complex to the point they resemble remnant prairies, and a good number are little more diverse with native species than an abandoned … Continue reading

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