Planting suggestions for meadow
two years ago we had two acres of red pine harvested. We have since cleaned up all the debris and want to plant something to keep erosion in check. Not interested in trees as the reason the trees were harvested is they impeded the view of the lake and countryside from our home. It's an area that does not have irrigation nor do we want to go to the expense of putting irrigation in. So we'd like a nice looking meadow that is low maintenance, no mowing required (beyond perhaps once per year). Anything you can suggest is greatly appreciated.
Charlevoix County Michigan
You did not specify, but I will assume you are interested in establishing a wildflower meadow.
For How to Start a Wildflower Habitat and some wildflower suggestions, please see the information in these links:
Thanks Sharon. To clarify we may add wildflowers over time but our initial thought was field grass. We’ve received a lot of layman’s advice like field rye + contractors mix (3 to 1). Any advice on grasses?