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Maintenance of the green spaces

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Different methods of the upkeep of the lawns

The Botanical Garden proposes, for the occasion of the cultural program linked to the “DIVERSITE(S)” exhibition presented in 2006, a demonstration of the different modes of upkeep for the lawns.

These methods illustrate the flexibility that is possible in the maintenance of the grass. This allows us to obtain better ecological conditions for the upkeep of our park, notably in:

As well as:


Types of upkeep Grass Grass with flowers Meadows
Mowing 1 x / 10 days 1 x / month 1 à 2 x / year
Height of cut 7 à 9 cm 12 cm Min. 10 cm
Watering If necessary None None
Fertiliser None None None
Treatment None None None