Native Plants vs. Grass

As we get ready for summer and all the fun that comes with it, do you really want to spend time mowing a large grass lawn? If you think about it, why have a lawn?  They provide no food, no wildlife habitat, and if you want to keep it green, an enormous amount of water and, unfortunately, chemicals. We still have a small lawn that goes dormant in the late summer, but have recently replaced the front yard with a rain garden filled with native plants. Native plants are extremely low maintenance and if that isn’t a big enough benefit, they require no fertilizers, chemical pesticides or herbicides.  Native plant landscaping also helps combat climate change.

http://www.audubon.org/content/why-native-plants-matter

how to find native plants for your area: http://findnativeplants.com/

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