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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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Alternatives to Boring Midwestern Bluegrass and Fescue Lawns

For most of us, home ownership carries with it the management of at least a small parcel of land, and usually this means maintaining a lawn. For the ambitious, this might also include perennial borders, shrubs, and trees. We all … Continue reading

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Ecotype – Problematic Concept in a Changing World

For those reasons, “local is best” is the mantra, if not the dogma, of many in the conservation and restoration community. It’s a cautious and logical approach. However, in recognition of the altered and changing world we live in and recognizing that ecological restoration and reconstruction projects are essentially the only way many species can move across today’s fragmented landscape, I would urge people to be a little more liberal in how they apply the ecotype concept. Continue reading

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