Yard and Garden Care
Lawns today are typically not very functional when it comes to contributing habitat. In fact, the amount of fertilizer and chemicals required to maintain lawn appearance directly harms the environment.
The following resources can help you rethink your lawn and help it provide more to the pollinators and wildlife we depend on.
Most properties today have a predominance of plants that have been brought from other regions in order to be insect-resistant. However, this means they provide no insect value. On a large scale, this starts to create virtual deserts for the native insects and birds looking for food and habitat. We recommend considering trying to incorporate more native plants around your property.
Northwest Natural Yard and Garden
If you're still wondering how significant native plants are, among the many great books on this there's one in particular that many of us found especially inspiring, and really helps clarify this call to action: