Gardening for Wildlife Month

Coming right after April as National Gardening Month, May is Gardening for Wildlife Month. Adding elements in your garden that attract wildlife has a number of benefits:

  • A diverse landscape using native plants can support an abundance of wildlife and can especially help declining populations, like pollinators;
  • Using native plants conserves energy since they are acclimated to the local climate, requiring less water and maintenance once established;
  • Attractive plantings and the wildlife drawn to them create artistic and educational opportunities; and
  • You can share in the food abundance! Herbs like mints and parsley attract butterflies and fruit trees and shrubs attract lots of birds and mammals.

Throughout the month, I’ll be posting more info about resources and specific plants for specific wildlife. Feel free to let me know what you’d like to see here.

Peace,

Debra

Update: Additional posts are here and here.

One comment

  1. Planning ahead is essential. You want to give your plants the environment they need to grow to ensure a healthy, productive harvest. You want to know how gardening helps? You may start preparing your ground in fall for next spring’s growing season, or you may even decide to grow some winter crops. With proper planning and preparation gardening for beginners, you will have a raised-bed garden that is the envy of your neighborhood.

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