Vol. I No. 02 8/18/2020
About Native Perennial Gardensby Tom Farley
I am hooked on native perennial gardens ever since reading an important article by Mark Richardson in Native Plant News, Summer 2017. It was called, Kill Your Lawn, and opened with a provocative sentence.
It's killing us. Here's why...
Richardson explained that even our grass is not native to America. "They are kept on life support with supplemental irrigation, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Americans apply 30,000 tons of pesticides each year to keep grass green, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."
It is all pollution.
The alternative is beautiful and healthy. Lose the lawn and plant native plants that are perennial and need less maintenance and fewer chemicals.
A Stockbridge native, Tom Farley founded Farley Land Design 41 years ago.
Native perennial garden designed by Tom Farley