Open Garden - What Happens When You Stop Mowing Your Lawn?


Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:45pm




Dryden, NY 13053


David Keifer, Arieh Tal, Susanne Lorbeer


Open Garden - Come anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

September 16 at the Keifers' in Dryden.

What happens when you stop mowing your yard?  You can see for yourself by coming to visit this yard where mowing stopped in 2009.  Many native species just appeared once mowing stopped; some were blooming within a few months.  A few others species that did not appear have been added.  Some species like honeysuckle, buckthorn, garlic mustard, and multiflora rose are actively being eliminated.  More than 70 plant species have been identified in the area.  Since this change, more birds, butterflies, and dragonflies have been seen.

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