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Bees

Let’s Do This Together: A New Partnership with Garden for Wildlife™ Program

Working together Habitat Network and the Garden for Wildlife™program can create a platform that promotes greater synergy around wildlife gardening--accelerating the pace of wildlife habitat creation by connecting the work of like-minded individuals participating in both programs.

Birds

The Wildlife Value of A Messy Garden

Gardens are alive. No matter what time of year, if you quietly listen and watch, you will notice the plethora of activity. From budding flowers in the spring to the rustle of withered seedheads in the fall, our gardens are supporting animals of all shapes and sizes. Here’s a secret not all gardeners know--if you choose to be a messy gardener in the fall and winter--the wildlife value of your garden soars.

The (un)importance of Lawn

The era of the lawn in the West is over

D.I.Y.

How to Create an Effective Rain Garden

A well-designed rain garden seems to provide the greatest impact for reducing stormwater runoff for individual homeowners. In this article we will attempt to provide a detailed step-by-step guide for adding a rain garden to your landscape.

Get Reel When Mowing

Grass waits for no one. Sun + water + a couple days = a lawn waiting for some attention. So, out comes the noisy, gas-powered mower at seven o’clock on Saturday (to beat the heat of the day) thrashing the tops off the green-jungle of a front yard, frightening the resident garter snake, and wafting fumes into the window of the neighbor who is cursing the early morning weekend wake-up call--all for the love of a manicured lawn. Does it have to be this way? No. Options are a wonderful thing.

At a School

School gardens provide inspiration, learning and opportunities for discovery

Design Advice

The Seven Principles of Xeriscape

An introduction to Xeriscape

Mapping

Getting Down to Details: Creating Maps that Convey Critical Ecological Characteristics

What kind of mower do you use? Do you abstain from pesticides? Are those flowers native? Set characteristics to make your map go beyond generic.