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Native Meadow

A meadow is a field of grasses and herbaceous vegetation, this means the vegetation has no permanent stem above ground, so their stems and leaves die to ground level at the end of their growing season. Meadows attract a diversity of native wildlife and only need to be cut once a year, requiring much less maintenance than a traditional lawn.

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Riparian buffer zones can reduce nitrates in the water by up to 70% and in the Chesapeake Bay reduce 89% of nitrogen runoff

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