Individual Meadow Consultations
Video conference with us to ask questions, receive one-on-one guidance, and discuss technical issues of meadow installation and management.
Ready to create a front yard meadow or 10-acre camas prairie, but aren’t sure how to begin and carry out the process? Have an established meadow that you want to effectively manage for biodiversity and beauty? We offer 1-hour remote consultations to support folks like you.
Using your choice of a regular phone conference, Facetime, or Zoom, we can talk through your questions and ideas, identify potential pitfalls, and share our two-decades of experience in native plant restoration and habitat management. This expert support allows many clients to gain the information needed to carry out major DIY projects, or to more efficiently guide landscape contractors, saving money and averting some mistakes.
Our consultations are guided by a deep focus on meadow and hedgerow plant ecology, wildlife conservation, native pollinator biology, and practical habitat management in both rural and highly urbanized settings. Conversations can be free-ranging or focused on specific problem solving issues per your needs, and you are welcome to include support teams such as contractors and architects.
We live, breath, and love meadows, and we’re excited to help you on this same journey. Please schedule a time to continue the conversation.
Sample Discussion Topics:
- Site selection
- Site preparation and weed removal
- Species selection and seed mix formulation
- Planting methodology and timing
- Regulatory considerations for large-scale projects and critical areas
- Erosion control during meadow establishment
- Over-seeding and inter-planting into existing meadows and grasslands
- Soil conditions
- Managing existing meadows
Consultations are guided by more than two-decades of direct “boots in the mud” habitat restoration work across the U.S., graduate training in horticulture and pollinator ecology, and extensive partnerships and support roles for city real estate managers, utility companies, landscape architecture firms, commercial landcare companies, conservation agencies, and numerous individual homeowners. We deliver practical, non-pretentious, support, and work to demystify the process of making and managing meadows.