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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:37 PM

The New Lawn: Shaggy, Chic and Easy on the Mower [View all]

Pushing back against perfect lawns, some homeowners are adopting a shaggy-chic look for their properties, planting a long-haired meadow in the backyard, and even in front.

Meadows are naturally pretty and abuzz with blooms and butterflies, but their real appeal is this: Once the meadow is established, mowing is recommended just once a year.
Growing a Meadow at Home

Homeowners and residential landscapers are taking a cue from the wild and woolly designs cropping up in high-profile public spaces.

more, with pictures
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303754904577530851855675044.html?mod=e2tw

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