A Piedmont Prairie is a community of native flowers and grasses where beauty and life thrive.
In these prairies, which are also called meadows, flowers brightly radiate colors, and grasses sway in the summer breeze. Countless birds, butterflies, and bees feed from these plants and call them home.
Piedmont Prairies are Great for Trees!
Piedmont Prairies are hugely beneficial to nearby trees and shrubs. They attract a wide variety of insects, butterflies, bees, pollinators, and birds. These insects and birds feed on the pests that attack your trees. So having a Piedmont Prairie nearby means that your trees are healthier and require fewer pest treatments. Bonus: if you grow food, the story is the same; the critters that live in these prairies will reduce garden pests too!
Over the past century, more than half of all insects, birds, and pollinators have died. Why? These creatures simply do not have enough food and places to live. Urban space, grassy lawns, and mowed fields provide almost nothing they need to survive. In addition, the pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers we often use to maintain these urban spaces cause further harm.
Why install a Piedmont Prairie?
The Piedmont Prairie is a powerful alternative to traditional lawns and grassy areas. These meadows host an incredible abundance of life for thousands of species that then go on to feed other species, creating a robust web of life. That’s not all – consider the following:
- Piedmont Prairies are 1/5 the cost to install and maintain compared to a traditional lawn.
- Once established, you only have to cut Piedmont Prairies 1-2 times yearly. Compared to the 20-30 times a year for a traditional lawn.
- Less frequent mowing also means fewer CO2 emissions. The average lawnmower emits 10X more CO2 emissions than a car.
- Piedmont Prairies require no fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or chemicals.
- Once established, they never have to be watered.
- The roots of these native plants grow deep into the ground, much further than a traditional lawn. This means they capture more CO2.
- With deeper roots, these plants soak up more water during rainstorms. These deep roots have two benefits: they pull water further down to refill our aquifers and create less stormwater runoff.
Oh, and let’s not forget – they are absolutely gorgeous!
Flowers for days, birds resting on stems chirruping cheerfully, and the occasional Monarch Butterfly gliding in for a taste of its favorite snack, Butterfly Milkweed. What’s not to love?!
Your property is one place where you can make a noteworthy, positive difference for life on Earth.
So ditch the grass, quit the hard work, stop using harsh chemicals, save some money, and contact us for your very own Piedmont Prairie! If you know you want to install a prairie or you are simply interested in learning more, fill out the short form linked from the button below and we will be in touch soon.
Piedmont Prairie Signup
We are so glad you are interested in planting a Piedmont Prairie! Fill out the information below and one of our Treecologists will be in touch soon about the next steps. The cost is approximately $3/per square foot, though it can be considerably less for spaces 10,000 square feet and larger. This includes a consultation, site analysis, installation, and maintenance for the next two years to help the prairie establish.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to demand, we are currently fully booked for projects starting in 2023. We are currently accepting projects for a 2024 start date.
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