Site Preparation for Landscape Transformation
with Kathy Connolly, Founder and Principal, Speaking of Landscapes

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
$30 AHS members/$36 non-members


Many people consider reducing lawns, converting hayfields, cleaning out weed patches, and otherwise transforming landscapes into pollinator gardens or meadows with native plants. Site preparation is critical, but it is often overlooked in the quest for a finished appearance. This two-hour session covers planning, practices, timelines, and online sources of information that will help you thoroughly prepare a site. The seminar includes an extensive discussion of non-chemical weed removal methods, as well as an extensive handout. 

Kathy Connolly is a landscape designer who specializes in naturalized designs, low-impact landscape techniques, and native plants. She works with homeowners, municipalities, and organizations through her business, Speaking of Landscapes. She has a master’s degree in ecological landscape planning and design from the Conway School and is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Connolly has received award and recognition for her communications efforts on the topic of invasive plants.