Meadows are a planned, intentional, and maintained planting of native grasses and wildflowers that are commonly found in meadow and prairie plant communities. They are small, native plantings offering the same ecological benefits of wild meadows but on a more manageable scale.
Residents who choose to participate in Salisbury’s Meadow Program will need to first register for the program on the City’s website and abide by a few rules in order to be exempt from property code violations such as:
- The meadow must be managed in a manner that it does not become stagnant or weed infested
- Meadows should be managed in a manner that does not allow for noxious weed growth
- Meadows should include, at minimum, a majority of plants native to Maryland
The meadow must be cut once between October and May to a height of no more than 8 inches, and the meadow should be no less than 10 feet away from the front property line.