Why Flowering Meadows Are Better Than Lawns
Grassy habitats can offer important 'ecosystem services,' scientists say, if they have the right kind of biodiversity.
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A groomed, grassy field can be good for certain uses, like sports or picnics. But for broader "ecosystem services" — things like plant pollination, disease control, soil quality and climate regulation — the smart money is in meadows.