When I wrote about green gardening and lawn care last month, one of my readers asked what a freedom lawn looks like.
I wrote in my post on lawns that ecologist F. Herbert Bormann urges people to consider having a “freedom lawn.” It allows for the natural growth of grasses, clover, wildflowers, and other broad-leafed plants. Freedom lawns are better for the health of people and the planet. Bormann is the author, with others, of the book “Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony.”
The Idea I received from interviewing Bormann was that freedom lawns look like meadows.
After the reader left me the comment, I started looking for photos of freedom lawns.
Laurel Lobovitis, M.D., Freedom Lawn chair for the Environmental Concerns Coalition in Milford, Conn., send me several photos. The coalition sponsors Freedom Lawn Contests.
Lobovitis told me a freedom lawn is one that requires little care, but it can be mowed.
Here are some photos she sent me:
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